Invention of the Power Loom

Edmund Cartwright, English clergyman and inventor developed the power loom in 1784 and patented the idea in 1785.

Date:
      1784, 1785
Name(s):
      Edmund Cartwright
Occupation:
      Clergyman
Location:
      England


Additional Information:

  • Biography of Edmund Cartwright, Inventor of the Power Loom
    In 1785, an inventor and clergyman named Edmund Cartwright (1743-1823) patented the first power loom and set up a factory in Doncaster, England to manufacture cloth. The power loom was a steam-powered, mechanically-operated version of a regular loom, an invention that combined threads to make cloth.
  • Power loom – Wikipedia
    A power loom is a mechanized loom, and was one of the key developments in the industrialization of weaving during the early Industrial Revolution. The first power loom was designed in 1784 by Edmund Cartwright and first built in 1785.
  • Edmund Cartwright – Wikipedia
    Power loom. Edmund Cartwright designed his first power loom in 1784 and patented it in 1785, but it proved to be valueless. In 1789, he patented another loom which served as the model for later inventors to work upon.
  • Power Loom – Spartacus Educational
    Employing a blacksmith and a carpenter to help him, Cartwright managed to produce what he called a power loom. He took out a patent for his machine in 1785, …
  • Power Loom – Inventions of the Industrial Revolution
    A loom is a device designed to weave threads into cloth. The power loom was a steam-powered loom that mechanized the process, reducing the need for …

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