How did factories in England multiply in the late 18th century?

  • British cotton industries boomed in the late 18th century.
  • A series of inventions in the 18th century increased the production process.
  • Processes of carding, twisting, spinning, and rolling were made faster.
  • Richard Arkwright created the cotton mill. Now the costly new machines could be purchased, set up and maintained in the mill.
  • Within the mill, all the processes were brought together under one roof and management.
  • This allowed a more careful supervision over the production process, a watch over quality and the regulation of labour, all of which had been difficult to do when production took place in the countryside.