Power Loom

Alisha Hendrix

Inventor

Edmund Cartwright

There were a lot of people who helped and improved Edmunds invention

When did the invention occur?

The prototype came out in 1785. In 1787 is when the newer improved one was released

Why was there a need for this invention?

So they could produce the cotton faster. Increased the speed of the weaving operation, and its success created pressure for more rapid spinning of yarn to feed the faster looms.

Why is this invention important in history?

Better quality cloth and it was easier and faster to use

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