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jan 6, 1779 - Samuel Crompton invents the spinning mule

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Short term outcomes: 1, Threads were stronger; 2, Threads were worth 3x more;, 3, Many different types of yarn could be produced with one machine.

Long term outcomes: 1, Replaced Spinning Jenny; 2, Most efficient for over a century;, 3, 50,000,000 in Lancaster alone at peak; 4, 11x more spindles at once; 5, Better quality yarn.

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jan 6, 1779
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~ 240 years ago

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