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30/10/1823 Power loom inventor dies

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Edmund Cartwright

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The Power Loom

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England's Industrial Revolution: Spinning Jenny, Power Loom, Steam Engine

English inventor Edmund Cartwright died. He constructed the first power loom. Hid did it twice. His first loom design from 1784 was unsuccessful. So he designed it again five years later. This time he succeeded. His invention revolutionised weaving, especially when combined with Watts’s steam engine.