Spinning Jenny ChEsNEy ball

The Spinning Jenny was made by James Hargreaves in 1764 in Stanhill, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire in England.

The Spinning Jenny used eight spindles on to which the thread was spun from a corresponding set of rovings. When first made the operator could spin eight threads at once, but later with improvements the number increased to eighty.

In 1770, James Hargreaves patented the Spinning Jenny and was used in factories and even homes.

Patent of Spinning Jenny

The Spinning Jenny is not used today, however, similar wheels are still used today in the hobby industry.

The Spinning Jenny significantly impacted the Industrial Revolution. It improved the efficiency and production of textiles. It allowed more threads and yarns to be produced by fewer spinners in less time.

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