New System For Factories

Francis Cabot Lowell Creates New System For His Factories

For many years we have been using the Rhode Island System created by Sam Slater. Francis Lowell was not fond of the system so he created the Lowell System. Unlike the Rhode Island System this system only works by young women that are not married. The system includes a loom that could both spin thread and weave cloth in the same mill. The young women got paid a large amount of money two to four dollars and day! They were also given homes and food. Most girl will work here for about four years. These young women were called the Lowell girls. The conditions were terrible bad fibers were in the air which could get in the girls lungs. Also the girls have to keep there hair tied back so their hair will not get caught in the machines.