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The Power Loom

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Krish Changrani

on 21 May 2014

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Transcript of The Power Loom

The Power Loom
English weaving began sometime in the 12th or 13th century (exact date unknown)
Cottage industries where the creation of the product is home based, rather than factory based
During the 1700s weaving was a family based cottage industry
The weavers were usually male, because it was a physical task, and had a certain amount of tradition of being handed to the male family members
Weaving was not a very economic rewarding labor
Chinese were weaving silk into cloth 4000 years ago
What is the Power Loom?
Industry before the power loom
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Chinese were weaving silk into cloth 4000 years ago
. English weaving began sometime in the 12th or 13th century (unknown exactly)
. Cottage industries were the creation of the product is home based, rather than factory based.
. During the 1700s weaving was a family based cottage industry.
. The weavers were usually male, because it was a physical task, and had a certain amount of tradition of being handed to the male family members.
. Not a very economic rewarding labor.
. The middle of the 1700s the cottage industry was being decimated by mills and the new invention of the power loom.
Short term effect of the power loom

- Society got cheaper material and became more prospourous

- The amount of material was tripled

- Steam engines were popular

- Workers were fored and machines took over

- Indians were in an economic downfall due to the stopped supply in cotton
Society got cheaper materials and became more prosporous
The amount of material was tripled
Steam engines became popular
Workers were fired and machines took over
Indians were in an economic downfall due to the stopped supply of cotton
Long term effects
The power loom is still in factories today.
It made masses of cloth at a fast rate
It put many people out of a job as it was automatic
Many children became disfigured for life
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