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James Hargreaves

A married man who built the Spinning Jenny in 1764

2

John Kay

Invented the flying shuttle in 1733

3

Richard Arkwright

Developed the water frame

4

Samuel Crompton

Built the Mule

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Thomas Newcomen

Invented a machine that harnessed the power of compressed steam. The machine/engine would pump water out of mines

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James Watt

Made a steam angina that was more practical and efficient, producing power with relatively little waste. Used to pump out water from mines, and drive machines

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James Macadam

Was a turnpike engineer, he built roads with 3 layers of graded stone so it wouldn't become muddy

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Spinning Jenny

Named after James Hargreaves wife, was an ingenious device. It was driven by a hand-cranked wheel, which allowed a spinner to spin off a number of threads at the same time. (1 spinning Jenny= several spinners work) IT WAS an important and popular improvement to the textile industry

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Flying shuttle

Made weaving much faster, allowed large looms to be operated by 1 person.

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Water frame

A way of spinning yarn using rollers, it improved the strength of the yarn being spun and was fast

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Mule

It combined the best features of the water frame and spinning Jenny

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Locomotive

It was a steam engine designed to pull cars in a railway

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The rocket

A locomotive that could A small train at the unheard speed of 49km/h