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Fascinating facts about James Hargreaves
inventor of the Spinning Jenny in 1767.

James Hargreaves
 
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James Hargreaves (1720-1777) improved on a machine that had been designed and built years before by an obscure artisan called Thomas Highs, who was the true genius of the Industrial Revolution. Hargreaves built his first machine alone, in 1767, that first Hargreaves Jenny had eight spindles - an improvement on Highs's six - and even larger versions followed. Source:  Cotton Times - Understanding The Industrial Revolution

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