Industrial revolution

Sewing and textile machine

Sewing machine of the 1800's

Elias Howe invented the first sewing machine in 1846.

Howe collected royalties from his sewing machine of over $4,000 a week, before he died in 1867.

How did the sewing machine work?

  • The sewing machine worked by first putting the thread around the wheel .Then putting the thread in the tube to make clothing by pushing the pedal with their foot.

Textile machine

  • The earliest textile mills were dependent on horsepower, but the major mills of the Industrial Revolution relied on water power.
  • The textile industry was founded by the work and importance of the following businessmen, inventors.

The major steps in the manufacture of textiles and clothes are:

  • First to harvest and clean fiber or wool
  • Second to card it and spin it into threads
  • Third to weave the threads into cloth
  • Then to fashion and sew the cloth into clothes

Samuel Slater

Samuel Slater is sometimes called the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution," because he was responsible for the first American-built textile milling machinery in Rhode Island.

Were it came from ?

Early textile mills in the United States relied upon patented designs developed in England in the 18th century and illegally imported to the U.S.
Factories in the Late 1800's