Power Looms in a Textile Mill

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Mark Cartwright
by J. Tingle
published on 28 February 2023
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An 1835 engraving by J. Tingle (from an illustration by T. Allom) of power looms in a textile mill during the Industrial Revolution. The power loom weaving machine was invented by Edmund Cartwright (1743-1823) in 1785. The machine doubled the speed of cloth production and meant that skilled handweavers were no longer needed. The power loom was further developed by inventors like Richard Roberts (1789-1864). By 1835, there were 50,000 power looms in use in Britain.

Page 229 in History of the Cotton Manufacture in Great Britain by Sir Edward Baines, London, H. Fisher, R. Fisher, and P. Jackson, 1835. University of California Libraries.

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