S: Where would we be without the power loom? Ask Loomis
BC: Power Loomis!!!!!!
FC: Power Loom By Levi How and Matt Riehle
1: We dedicate this book to Mrs. Loomis, Loom Daddy, or whatever other nickname you have for her, Yay Loomis!!!!!
2: The Americans have been prospering for about 20 years now on their own. They are expanding westward and wanted to invent, inventions to make work easier
3: Americans saw how the advancements of foreign countries helped improve production greatly. Then, Americans looked at themselves and saw how far behind they were.
4: Values people needed in the 1800s to succeed with the power loom were quality work, workmanship, cooperation, and to improve the work output.
5: Skills required for people to succeed with the complex power loom were training on how to run the machine, the ability to fix a malfunction, and the skills to improve the power loom.
6: Knowledge people needed were how to survive on their own in the west and in the city they needed to have the knowledge to keep a job. People needed to know how to live off of and use the land.
7: Some people were more traditional and believed that the spinning wheel was more effective and better than the power loom, because many people spun wool and cotton at home and just for themselves. Other people liked the change and business people liked the productivity and efficiency of the power loom.
8: The power loom was invented because the production of from looms was very slow and people wanted to see a bigger production of woven goods.
9: In 1785 Edmond Cartwright invented the power loom to help increase the production of textiles and boost the profits of businesses. Also, Edmond wanted to make the work done by looms and people easier and more efficient with machines.
10: The people who the power loom replaced did not support the invention. The effects the power loom had on its time were a higher supply of textile goods and more money for businessmen.
11: The power loom transformed peoples lives, communities, and the world by giving them a wider array of options with the greater supply. People got goods cheaper because production was cheaper and faster. And innovators could create new textile goods.
12: The use of the power loom affected future U.S. choices because it paved the way for the production of textile goods. Greenwood Mills for example, is one of the most successful textile manufactures.
13: The power loom has been modified to fit the textile product that each manufacturer produces.
14: The power loom's main purpose has remained the same, to make the job of textile making easier, faster, and more productive.
15: Consumers have benefited from the power loom, because the now wide array of choices in the textile department is always expanding and producing what the consumers want
16: The power loom is similar in its purpose to the power looms of today. | It is different to the power looms of today, because the power looms of old did not have many safety features and warning sensors as the ones today have.
17: The invention of the power loom tells us that change, improvement, and expansion were all apparent. | The power loom helped business expand and birth America into an economic power house.