Spinning Mule


Key points

  • it was invented by Samuel Crompton
  • Each machine carried 1,320 spindles and was up to 46m long.
  • Samuel Crompton started spinning to supplement his family
  • The spinning mule was perceived as a threat by some spinners who worked from home in a cottage industry
  • His machine revolutionized the industry
  • it opened the mechanized way of producing cloth
  • it was invented between 1775-1779
  • he learnt to spin using a Spinning Jenny.
  • Crompton was poor before he invented the spinning mule
  • he raised money to develop his invention by playing his home made violin
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