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History 150 9/29/2017 The First Industrial Revolution (1760-1850) Britain (4 significant aspects) o 1) New Machines in the cotton textile trade 1760 – Cotton cloth was produced in people's cottages (before industrialization) People who were evolved where part of "the putting out system" the employer would put of the materials (cotton) and workers would make the cotton in their cottage. Would use hand machines for spinning and weaving You would also find hand looms (was state of the art technology at the time) There was a bottleneck in the system of production with the machinery it would take a number of spinners to produce enough thread for 1 hand weaver There are enterprising men who begin to think about this and start to think of new machines for spinning The incentive for the creation for new spinning machines was money (they could made money) Cotton cloth was very valuable 1760 India was the world's major producer of cotton cloth Three important machines: o
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