How did cotton factories became an intimate part of the English landscape in the early 19th century? Explain.
How did cotton factories became an intimate part of the English landscape in the early 19th century? Explain
The following can be said about the Cotton factories in England:
- A series of inventions in the eighteenth century increased the efficiency in every step
of the production process, especially of cotton. The process of producing cotton involved carding, twisting, spinning and milling.
- The inventions enhanced the output per worker enabling each worker to produce more, and they made the possible production of stronger threads and yarns.
- Richard Arkwright then created the cotton mill. Cloth production was spread all over the countryside and carried out in village households.
- This allowed a more careful supervision over the production process, a watch over the quality and regulation of labour. All of which was difficult to do when production was in the countryside.
- Now the costly and new machines could be purchased, set up and ;.iaintained in the mill under one roof and management. This made the process more centralised and integrated.
- The early 19th century, new mills and factories with new technologies became extremely visible.