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Sir Richard Artwright

  • Date Submitted: 01/27/2010 11:17 PM
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Sir Rachard Arkwright:


 Lived 1732-1792.


 He was born in the English seaport town of Preston in Landcashire.


 He was one of 7 children in his family.


 When he was ten, he became an apprentice at a barber’s shop.


 While he was there, he discovered a way of dying hair so it did not fade in wind and rain.


 He also made wigs, which he sold to near villages and towns.


 He often called on cotton weavers and watched them sow stuff.


 Although the weavers used cotton from side to side on a loom, Arkwright noticed that they wove in and out Irish linen from top to bottom.


 When Arkwright asked for a reason for why they sowed different ways, they said they could not spin cotton thread, which was fine or strong enough to be used for a rap.


 He began to wonder how to spin better.


 He came up with his spinning frame.


 He made his first machine with a watchmaker’s help.


 Two years later Arkwright made his first spinning mill.


 His machine made Landcashire the centre of the world’s cotton trade.


 Arkwright’s attemps to make spinning easier was not popular at first.


 In the early days of his work his wife smashed one of his modals because she thought it was a waste of time.


 When he became a rich man he was knighted, so he went a learn stuff he had not as a boy.


 He died when he was 60 years old.

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