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Textile Industry 1730 to 1760

Textile Industry 1730 to 1760 - The Textile industry in...

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The Textile industry in Britain was defined as a widespread of machinery during Britain industrial revolution. The textile industry in Britain was an industry primarily used for manufacturing of clothing as well as textile machinery. The British industry at the very beginning was the production of clothing which became a mainstream industry. The tool that was used back then was a handloom and spinning wheels that were used by weavers in their cottages. “The production of textile especially woolen cloth has always been a feature of the economic life of society from the time when men began to wear clothes.” (Addy, 1976) “The impetus for the production of wool for weaving into cloth followed the arrival of Cistercian order in England 1138.” (Addy, 1976) “In the early stages if development no one had a mill in mind as the ultimate end of process but merely as a method to speed up domestic production.” (Addy, 1976) The origin of the textile industry was the individual artisans who used handlooms and spinning wheels as a main instrument to process textile. The handloom was originally an invention that was made by the Romans and it was use by them to produce yarn and this was why the artisan workers attain cloth and converted it to clothes. The textile industry was a really small industry in which people worked
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out of their kitchens and homes it wasn’t until the new inventions, which came along in the 1700’s that started the turning point of the industrial revolution. “Industrialization of England Textiles was the first of the developments that revolutionized the textile industry was the invention of the flying shuttle by John Kay in 1733. This was a mechanism on a loom that projected the shuttle carrying the wool back and forth across the warp. Weaving was so much faster on looms with flying shuttles that a yarn shortage soon developed.” (Industrial Revolution, 2010) Indeed growth accounting has revised growth figures considerably. The results of recent revisions actually stress that there was not much difference between pre- industrial growth and in the early phase of the industrial revolution.”(Persson, 2010) Before the industrial society completely depend on individual qualification and the abilities of people they primary relied on the process of labor mainly individualized. The picture of the production process before having industrialization was the wealthy that had their peasants in their workshop. The industrial
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revolution made revolutionary adjustment and it was rather vital between the pre-industrial and the industrial society. Several textile machines was invented in this short period of time such as “the flying shuttle the marked an improvement to looms that increased the productivity of weavers and the spinning jenny, which was the making of yarn and the weaving of cloth.” (Hackett, 1992) In the early 1700’s new inventions started to emerge such as the flying shuttle and the spinning jenny. Scientist did not do the new textile machine inventions but everyday carpenters.
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