Richard Arkwright

Invention of the Water Frame

Background

In the United States a Englishman named Richard Arkwright invented a water frame, in 1769. His idea was to build a large textile mill by merchants, near rivers and streams. The machine could produce dozens of cotton threads at one time. This machine is to lower the cost and increase the speed production. Soon merchants began to hire people to work in the mills.

Did You Know

Women in Hiding

James Barry was a women disguised as a man to order medicine. She went to Edinburgh University, in 1809. After she graduated, she was to help the people in need of struggle and care. In 1865, she died after working as a army officer for 46 years. Her real identity was revealed, her name was actually Margaret Ann Bulkley.