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Economics and Trade • Movers and Shakers: A Discussion about Industry and Power

Sir Richard Arkwright's 1769 spinning machine, the water frame, was an advance over the hand-driven spinning jenny. The water frame was driven by animal or water power. It transformed the spinning process and became essential to the textile industry.

MLA Citation

"Arkwright's Water Frame (1769)." World History: The Modern Era, ABC-CLIO, 2020, worldhistory.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/1035234. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

Entry ID: 2169905

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