Factory System

Introduced by Eli Whitney

When, Where, and What!?

In the 1850's the factory in which Eli introduced the Factory system was constructed. It wasn't fully integrated by the mid 19th century.


The invention or "system" was utilized and put to use in towns and cities near water sources due to its need for waterpower and transportation.


It's used to produce goods quickly and cheaply.

How did it work?

They utilized power-driven machinery to producegoods on a large scale.

Why is it needed?

The Industrial Revolution came to America and there was a need to advance production with machinery.

Why is this important?

The system was invented and utilized during the industrial Revolution and was used greatly (still is) because it produced goods effectively and in large quantities.

Bibliography

Brick Factories At Joydebpur, On The Outskirts Of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Thick Black Smokes Released By The Chimneys Poses Serious Threat To The Environment As Well As The Eco System. February 12, 2007.. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 4 Feb 2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/300_3209970


Eli Whitney (1765-1825) American Inventor And Manufacturer, Born At Westborough, Massachusetts. Credited With The Invention Of The Cotton Gin (1793) To Separate Cotton Fibre From Seeds And Seedpods, Dramatically Increasing The Amount Of Cotton That Could Be Processed In A Day And So Revolutionising The American Cotton Growing Industry. Equally Important Was His Introduction Of Interchangeable Parts, An Innovation Which Led To The Growth Of Mass Production In The Nineteenth Century And The Production Of Cheap Goods. From The Century Magazine (New York, 1887). . Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 4 Feb 2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/300_2283803


Whitney, Eli (1765-1825) AMERICAN INVENTOR. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 4 Feb 2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/107_3360451


Whitney, Eli. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 4 Feb 2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/107_3350359


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