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Interior of a Power-Loom factory, 1844. Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Interior of a Power-Loom factory, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Interior of a Power-Loom factory, 1844. We are persuaded that the annexed engraving will be interesting to our readers, in connection with the great question of "The Factory Bill," which has just been disposed of by the Legislature.
The power-loom is now generally used in the cotton manufacture, for the weaving of plain cloth, and for the various kinds of twilled and figured goods; and Dr. Cooke Taylor considers that manual labour, at least for the coarser kinds of goods, must rapidly fall into disuse. In one respect, the power-loom has a very obvious advantage over the hand-loom...the lathe is easily adjusted to give a certain steady blow...power-loom cloth is always of a more equable and regular texture than that woven by hand'. From "Illustrated London News", 1844, Vol I

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The Moss-Gatherers, 1872. Creator: Alfred Waud Featured Print

The Moss-Gatherers, 1872. Creator: Alfred Waud

The Moss-Gatherers, 1872. People collecting Spanish moss in the southern USA. ...Spanish moss has become important as an article of commerce, for, when plucked from the trees, from which it is easily separated, and then thoroughly "cured" and threshed of its delicate integuments of bark and leaves, it is found that through the long, thready moss is a delicate fibre as black as jet, and almost as thick as horsehair, which it strikingly resembles. For the stuffing of mattresses and cushions it is valuable, and the increasing demand for it has already opened a new field of enterprise among the denizens of the swamps'.
From "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists" Vol. I, edited by William Cullen Bryant. [D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1872]

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How The Early Spinning Jenny Worked, c1934 Featured Print

How The Early Spinning Jenny Worked, c1934

How The Early Spinning Jenny Worked, c1934. Illustration showing the machine for spinning cotton, invented in 1764 by James Hargreaves. The accompanying text explains the mechanism. The multi-spindle frame reduced the amount of work needed to produce cloth (previously spun by hand), with a worker able to work eight or more spools at once. This increase in output was one of the key developments in the industrialisation of weaving during the early Industrial Revolution and led to the factory system of production. From The Romance of the Nation, Volume Two, edited by Charles Ray. [The Amalgamated Press, Ltd., London, c1934]

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