S: The Water Frame
FC: The Water Frame
1: The 1800's | People were working long days in mills. Life was hard for them and they were looking for a way to make a better, more efficient way to make cloth and other goods. People were looking for a way to make money through hard work. They wanted to make daily tasks easier.
2: The water frame was invented because people need an easier way to make thread. The water frame was invented by Richard Arkwright in 1769, but inspired by James Hargreaves invention, the spinning jenny. Richard had help from two other men, John Kay and Thomas Highs.
3: People were supportive of the inventing of the water frame, because it would help the economy of the United States as a whole. It would save more money and could create better thread. However, some workers may not have supported it because it could cause them to lose their jobs because there was now a machine that could do it for them.
4: The use of the water frame brought forth many new spinning techniques and ideas. The concept of something running on not man power, but water power, was new for the people back then. It gave new ideas for other inventions to be powered by water, like the steamboat. It also helped create calico cloths and cotton socks.
5: The creation of the water frame affected many things in the United States. It brought forth many new ways of inventing and creating. In the future, people eventually came to create sewing machines that were more modern and ran off of electricity. Cotton is still used in clothing today, and probably always will be. People who wear cotton clothing have benefited from it, and also the people who grew it. The people who may not have benefited from it were the people who were hand-making threads and possibly the cotton-pickers because cotton was now in a higher demand and their job would get harder.
6: The water frame is very similar to a loom, which also makes cloth. The loom, while not very common today, is still used by many people, despite it being very old-fashioned. The water frame is different from thread-making machines today because it did not run off of electricity. Most of the sewing machines of our time are electric.
7: The invention of the water frame tells us that the people of the 1800's were hard-working and wanted to make life more convenient. They wanted to find solutions to problems and were willing to invest in the future.