New York News
August 10th, 1852
Industrial Revolution Begins!
With the growth of cities and populations in Great Britain and the United States, manufacturing hasn’t been able to keep up with demands. As a result of that, the Industrial Revolution has begun as a period of rapid growth in manufacturing and production. One of the most important things we’ve seen so far is in the textile industry. Textiles are now made using a large spinning machine called a water frame which can produce many cotton threads at a time. Samuel Slater, who was a British mechanic now living in America, has become one of the most successful textile mill owners in the area. He brought many ideas and designs about textile mill machines and has been able to greatly improve the way textiles are produced. Although people like Samuel Slater have a great impact on the Industrial Revolution at this time, manufacturing is still growing slowly. People continue to choose farming over working in factories and we will see if this pattern continues.
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Since You Asked...
I know sewing machines have been all the rage and have changed people’s lives by cutting down the time it takes to produce cloth items, but I have had a big inconvenience with mine. The thread is not moving through the machine properly and I’m not sure how to fix it. It is slowing down my clothes making process for my family. If there’s any way you can help me please respond timely.
I have experienced the same thing. I agree that it changed my life too, and I understand it is very frustrating, but there is an easy fix. You can bring it into one of the many Singer shops and ask them to take a look. I found the workers very helpful. If that is an inconvenience, try taking a look at the bobbin case or the thread take-up lever. From the way you described the problem, it should be either one. My best advice is to take a look at those parts and if you can’t figure out the problem then, if I were you I’d take your machine in because it could be a manufacturer error. I hope that was helpful.Yours, Beth
Farm Equipment For Sale!
John Deere is selling gently used farm equipment. Visit them in upper New York to see the equipment. Selling prices are starting from $200-$300. The equipment includes mechanical reapers and steel plows. The steel plows were newly made by the blacksmith, John Deere, who developed the technology in 1837 and can cut through thick soil easier than the old iron plows. The mechanical reapers, made by Cyrus McCormick who invented them in 1831, include spare parts and a demonstration by Cyrus himself. Harvesting wheat will be quicker and more efficient than ever. The steel plow and mechanical reaper have revolutionized farming and will revolutionize your farming process too! The equipment is near brand new, so come and get it before it’s gone!