Water Frame

Nivia-Natalia Frias

The Inventor and the Invention

Richard Arkwright, English inventor. Born 1732, died 1792. He invented the Water Frame in England and 1769.

The Invention: What & Why

What: The purpose of the Water Frame was to produce cotton yarn suitable for warp (weaving).


Why: The Water Frame was an improvement of the "Spinning Jenny", since the Spinning Jenny could not improve the quality of the yarn produced.

Second Inventor(s)

Bibilography

Richard Arkwright Source: "Water frame." World of Invention. Gale, 2006. Student Resources in Context. Web. 3 Feb. 2014

Richard Arkwright Picture: Richard Arkwright. Photographer. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 3 Feb 2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/115_2669741

John Kay Picture: John Kay. Photographer. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 4 Feb 2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/115_894651

Thomas Highs: Thomas Highs' (1718-1803) Double Jenny, Publicly Demonstrated In Manchester Exchange, England. In 1772. Highs Was Awarded £200 For His Invention. From Great Industries Of Great Britain (London, C1880). Engraving.. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 4 Feb 2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/300_2289809

Water Frame Picture: Arkwright's Water Frame, C 1775.. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 4 Feb 2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/102_537964

Water Frame Info: Water frame." World of Invention. Gale, 2006. Student Resources in Context. Web. 4 Feb. 2014.