Bolton's mills, how the spinning mule changed the textile industry, 1672-1929

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Title Bolton's mills, how the spinning mule changed the textile industry, 1672-1929
Subject & Keywords Britain; social; history; BOAIR
Description This resource combines papers relating of two families prominent in the history of Bolton. Both families, the Cromptons and the Heywoods, were involved in Lancashire?s rapidly expanding textile industry. Samuel Crompton's 'Mule', invented near the turn of the nineteenth century, was instrumental in the revolutionising the manufacture of textiles, leading in turn to the subsequent prosperity of Bolton. Documents contained in the Crompton Archive, are highly instructive on the rise to prominence of the mule and on the efforts of its inventor, who did not patent his machine, to secure financial recompense for the economic benefits that it brought. They also facilitate research into contemporary business practices, as well as into more domestic concerns, including the nature of family relationships and their household expenditure. The papers also show some of the varied ways in which provincial Victorians sought to commemorate pillars of the community, in addition to providing insights into...
ISBN 9781851172023
Contributor Bolton Archive & Local Studies Service
Rights Digital images © 2010 Microform Academic Publishers, scanned & published with the permission of the Borough Council of Bolton. All rights reserved.
Publisher Microform Academic Publishers
Coverage 1672 - 1929
Created On 5th July, 2010 - 3:51pm
Last Updated 5th July, 2010 - 3:51pm
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