Water Frame

Desiree Garza

who is the inventor?

The inventor of the Water Frame was made by Richard Arkwright in 1769. There were two other people who helped him with the water frame there names were John Kay and Thomas highs.

how dose the invention work?

The water frame woks by a set of rollers turning at different speeds that drew cotton from the carding machine, which straightened out the fibers. Spindles then twisted the cotton into thread. The water frame made hard, firm, and rather coarse thread.

what is the purpose of the invention

The purpose of the invention was to produce stronger yarn by drawing the cotton fibers apart further and more evenly

where did the invention occur

the invention occured in Nottingham, england

when did the invention occur

The invention occured in 1769.

why was there a need for this invention

There was a need for the cotton frame was invented because the spinning jenny was spun using the "great wheel" or the spinning jenny was too weak for many applications, and he thought it would go quicker using horses or just using water.

why was this invention important to history

if we did not have this invention the spinning jenny would have countinued and would have not even make strong yarn or cotton with this invention it has helped to make stonger and softer yarn and have cut half of the time to pick it out and have it seperate

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biblography

  • Hirsh, Richard F.
    "Arkwright, Sir Richard." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2014.

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  • Water frame." World of Invention. Gale, 2006. Student Resources in Context. Web. 13 Feb. 2014.


  • water frame." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 13 Feb. 2014


Water frame." World of Invention. Gale, 2006. Student Resources in Context. Web. 13 Feb. 2014.


  • water frame." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 13 Feb. 2014