S: The Water Frame By Somer Schrock and Rochelle Aultman
FC: The Water Frame By: Rochelle Aultman and Somerset Schrock
1: The water frame is a machine built by Sir Richard Arkwright and his employees. | It is called the water frame because it runs on a water wheel. It weaves thread into yarn that can be later be made into cloth. It was the first machine to spin cotton thread. It replaced the spinning jenny.
2: The people in the 1800's found their world to have much potential. A lot of new inventions were being made and the U.S. was now their own country. | Through Their Eyes | The people seeing their world with potential and hope made them want to try harder and go for it, which caused them to invent many new machines and other helpful items. Since industry was booming those who invented were often the ones who prospered. Those also who were hard workers were hired more and they were important. Knowledge of farming and/or machines was very important.
3: Most everyone appreciated the water frame except those who worked with the Spinning Jenny. The Water Frame spun stronger yarn than the Spinning Jenny. So the Water frame replaced the Spinning Jenny causing them to loose business. Spinning Jenny on left
4: What caused the water frame to be invented? A high demand for yarn and cloths. Who invented the water frame and why? Richard Arkwright paid for John Kay to be able to continue working on the water frame because Arkwright heard about Kay running out of money to build it and Arkwright was fascinated by the water frame. | Cause and Effect
5: Who did not support the water frame to be invented? The producers of the spinning Jenny because it put them out of business. What were the effects of the water frame? The production of yarn increased greatly and mills with water frames in them were built all around America.
6: How did the use of the water frame significantly transform people's lives, communities, and the world? The water frame increased the amount of cloth that could be made. This made cloths more available to everyone. | Turning Points
7: How did the use of the water frame affect FUTURE choices in the U.S.? The water frame may have affected whether Americans made clothing stores because the water frame made cloths more available.
8: What has changed with the water frame since it was invented? Machines can now work faster and produce more of the product. What has remained the same with the water frame since it was invented? It still weaves yarn at higher speeds and with more productivity than what could be done without it. | Change and Continuity
9: Who has benefited from the water frame since it was invented and why? Everyone has benefited from the water frame because everyone wears cloths. Who has not benefited from the water frame since it was invented and why? The only people who did not benefit from this invention were the people who worked with competing products, like the spinning Jenny.
10: How is the water frame similar to something today? describe. There are still machines that weave thread into yarn. | Using the Past | How is the water frame different than something today? describe. The machines used today are much more complex and advanced than the water frame. And machines no longer run on water wheels. We now have electricity.
11: How does the invention of the water frame tell us about the history of the 1800's? There was a high demand for yarn and cloths.