By: Tiffany Fairchild
In His Shoes...
About the model
- Arkwright's prototype spinner was powered by horses, but in 1771 he perfected a water-powered spinner, hence the name "water frame."
- consisted of two pairs of rollers that pulled cotton fibers taut and twisted them into a strong, fine thread.
- produced the first yarn suitable for use as both warp and weft
One of the issues.....
Importance To Our History
"Richard Arkwright." Scientists: Their Lives and Works. Gale, 2006. Student Resources in Context. Web. 3 Feb. 2014.
"Arkwright, spinner." UXL Biographies. Detroit: U*X*L, 2010. Student Resources in Context. Web. 3 Feb. 2014.
"Water frame." World of Invention. Gale, 2006. Student Resources in Context. Web. 3 Feb. 2014
Drawing of Sir Richard Arkwright's Spinning Machine patented 1769 engraved by J.W. Lowry in 1830s
circa 1800: Slaves picking cotton on a plantation.
Water frame by Arkwright 1769 Technology: Textile industry. - Water frame, 1769 developed by Richard Arkwright in England. - Wood engraving, 19th century.
Spinning frame by Arkwright 1769 Technology: Textile industry. - Spinning frame powered by water (water-frame), developed 1769 by Richard Arkwright in England. - Wood eng., C.19th., coloured later.