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jan 16, 1764 - The spinning jenny

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It was invented by James Hargreaves in 1764. It was hand powered and made it possible for multiples types of thread to be spun at once. It led to cheaper clothes. Before this invention, the spinning of thread was a long process that was done by women at home.

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Inventions in Britain during the Industrial Revolution

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jan 16, 1764
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~ 256 years ago

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