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The inventions involved in the treatment of cotton by machinery are about as follows:—
Fly-shuttle, John Kay, of Bury, 1738.
Carding-machine, Lewis Paul, 1738.
Drop-box, Robert Kay, 1760.
Spinning by rollers, Lewis Paul or John Wyatt, 1738.
Spinning-jenny, Hargreaves, 1767.
Water-frame, Arkwright, 1769.
Power-loom, Rev. D. E. Cartwright, 1785.
Cotton-gin, Eli Whitney, 1794.
Dressing-machine, Johnson and Radcliffe, 1802– 1804.
Power-loom, Horrocks, 1803-1813.
Mule, Samuel Crompton, 1774-1779.
Self-acting mule, Roberts, 1825.
See cotton, flax, wool, hemp, silk, etc., appliances, p. 631.
A cotton-factory cited by Ure has machines in the following proportions:—
1 willow, 1 blowing-machine, 1 lap-machine, capable together of cleaning and lapping 9,000 pounds of cotton per week.
21 cards, breakers, and finishers; joint capacity 5,000 pounds per week of 69 hours.
3 drawing-frames o<