John kay's invention
By Daniel Allen
kay's early life
He was born in Bury England, on July 16, 1704. He died in France around the year 1780
He was the twelfth child of a farmer and a woolen manufacturer.
His father put him in charge of the mill at a young age.
Then he improved his father's mill.
John Kay and the flying shuttle and how it benefited people
He became a machinist and inventor of the flying shuttle
He invented it to speed up the weaving process at a much higher speed.
It worked by a weaver pulling a chord to make the bat move side to side.
He did not benefit from this invention. People used it but did not pay for it.
Made weaving way cheaper than before. It made a dramatic change in weaving
How people reacted o the flying shuttle
Fun facts about the flying shuttle
They are still used in some areas of economy.
The spinning wheel and the sewing machine came from the same diagram as the flying shuttle.
The flying shuttle did not benefit John Kay at all but it did benefit the textile industry.
this allowed more women to get a job. they got paid more than without the cotton revolutionalized
the cotton idustry
the interior of the cotton mill