Sir Rachard Arkwright:
He was born in the English seaport town of Preston in Landcashire.
He was one of 7 children in his family.
When he was ten, he became an apprentice at a barber’s shop.
While he was there, he discovered a way of dying hair so it did not fade in wind and rain.
He also made wigs, which he sold to near villages and towns.
He often called on cotton weavers and watched them sow stuff.
Although the weavers used cotton from side to side on a loom, Arkwright noticed that they wove in and out Irish linen from top to bottom.
When Arkwright asked for a reason for why they sowed different ways, they said they could not spin cotton thread, which was fine or strong enough to be used for a rap.
He began to wonder how to spin better.
He came up with his spinning frame.
He made his first machine with a watchmaker’s help.
Two years later Arkwright made his first spinning mill.
His machine made Landcashire the centre of the world’s cotton trade.
Arkwright’s attemps to make spinning easier was not popular at first.
In the early days of his work his wife smashed one of his modals because she thought it was a waste of time.
When he became a rich man he was knighted, so he went a learn stuff he had not as a boy.
He died when he was 60 years old.