Water Frame

by:Darius Fuselier

About The Inventor

The water frame was invented in England by Richard Arkwright and was patented in 1769. At that time, James Hargreaves's spinning jenny was enjoying great success. However, the spinning jenny simply mechanized the actions of a hand-turned spinning wheel; it could not improve upon the actual quality of yarn produced.


What Is A Water Frame?

The water frame was the first spinning machine that performed constant spinning of cotton yarn, through the use of a series of rollers, the water frame was able to produce very strong, smooth yarn that paved the way for the weaving of all-cotton fabrics. The "water frame" is a spinning machine powered by water to produce long strong thread.

How Did They Think Of This?

They came up with this so they can make longer and stronger yarn. this invention is important because without the Water Frame the process of producing yarn and thread would have taken alot more time to produce and the variety of clothes would have been low. Which might have made a big impact on what we wear today.

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