Posted by Elissa on October 14, 1997 at 00:24:07:
In response to A comment on Northanger and a couple of thoughts.., written by Elissa on October 13, 1997 at 23:38:23
] Also, a lot of things developed in the sixteenth centuries and earlier kept the same technological level until the 1800's....sheep shearing for instance. The industrial changes that revolutionized the way we produce things were just starting to happen in the 1800's. Right? I am going to research this also. More later.
perched on the edge of the industrial revolution
electric light 1878
however...they did have the Jaquard Loom! 1804
and....It was the English industrial revolution at the beginning of the 18th century that changed spinning and weaving from a completely manual operation. In 1733, John Kay invented the flying shuttle, and in 1764, Harguripsu invented the Jenny Spinner. Then in 1820, Roberts completed the power loom, which became the basic model for modern looms thereafter. These inventions radically improved the productivity of spinning and weaving.
all for now...Elissa
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