spinning jenny


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spinning jenny

n.
An early form of spinning machine having several spindles.

spinning jenny

n
(Mechanical Engineering) an early type of spinning frame with several spindles, invented by James Hargreaves in 1764
[C18: see jenny; the reason for the adoption of the woman's name is unclear]

spin′ning jen`ny


n.
an early spinning machine having more than one spindle, enabling a person to spin a number of yarns simultaneously.
[1775–85]
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spinning machine - a textile machine for spinning yarn and thread
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Significant exhibits including a full size Hargreaves Spinning Jenny, and Arkwright's water frame and a huge iron and wood water wheel.
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He is known for inventing the spinning mule, a hybrid of James Hargreaves' spinning jenny and Arkwright's water frame in 1779 after becoming disillusioned with the deficiencies of existing machinery while earning a living spinning cotton as a child labourer.
Highlights of the collection include a very rare, original example of James Hargreaves' spinning jenny whose invention was a key factor in the Industrial Revolution.
By 1767, reliable mass spinning machines were available in England after James Hargreaves had invented the spinning jenny. Richard Arkwright and Jedidiah Strutt had perfected the use of water wheels to power these spinners and carders.
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Starting from the Great Britain, where the Spinning Jenny was invented, the cotton textile industry moved to Germany, France and other parts of Europe bringing immense amount of wealth and prosperity to the Western world.
It would be better to propose items that define eras of innovation such as John Harrison's chronometer H5 for its leap in exploration and commerce, or Watt's engines or the Spinning Jenny, which heralded the industrial age, through to things not so obvious such as the Tate Modern building or Battersea power station, both renowned and highly visible items of industrial heritage.