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" One of the company observed that as soon as Arkwright's patent expired, so many mills would be erected, and so much cotton spun, that hands would never be found to weave it. "
The Industrial Revolution - Page 27
by Charles Austin Beard - 1919 - 105 pages
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties, Volume 2

George L. Craik, George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1858
...first printed (in 1815) in the Supplement to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. " Happening," he says, " to be at Matlock in the summer of 1784, I fell in...Manchester, when the conversation turned on Arkwright's spinning-machinery. One of- the company observed that as soon as Arkwright's patent expired, so many...
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Invention and discovery [from The Temple anecdotes] by R. and C. Temple

Ralph Temple (miscellaneous writer.) - 1870
...power-loom, he has himself narrated in a curious letter to a friend : — " Happening," he says, " to be at Matlock in the summer of 1784, I fell in...observed that as soon as Arkwright's patent expired, BO many mills would be erected, and so much cotton spun, that hands never could be found to weave it....
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Lancashire Worthies

Francis Espinasse - Great Britain - 1874 - 469 pages
...their cause." turned, as it might well do there and then, on cotton-spinning, when the remark was made, that as soon as Arkwright's patent expired, so many mills would be built and so much cotton be spun that there would not be hands enough to weave it. Cartwright said...
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Textile Manufacture, and Other Industries in Keighley

John Hodgson (of Keighley.) - Cotton manufacture - 1879 - 276 pages
...distinguished merit of originating the present power loom. We subjoin his own account of the discovery. "Happening to be at Matlock in the summer of 1784,...gentlemen of Manchester when the conversation turned on Arkright's spinning machine. One of the company observed that as soon as Arkright's patent expired...
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The Great Inventions: Their History, from the Earliest Period to the Present ...

Franc Bangs Wilkie - Inventions - 1883 - 671 pages
...by him to a Mr. Bannatyne, and in which he explains his sudden change from a cleric to an inventor. "Happening to be at Matlock in the summer of 1784, I fell in company of some gentlemen of Manchester, when the conversation turned on the Arkwright spinning-machinery....
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Great industries of Great Britain, Volume 2

Great Britain - 1884
...words. In a letter to Mr. Bannatyne, published in the " Encyclopaedia Britannica," he says : — " Happening to be at Matlock in the summer of 1784, I fell in HAND-LOOM. iAi Wari<-heara ; in; Lease-rods : ic, ni Uie Heddles: iEi the Lay: iri Rock i !• n 'ii...
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Transactions of the National Association of Cotton Manufacturers, Issue 65

National Association of Cotton Manufacturers (U.S.) - Cotton manufacture - 1898
...thus described in a letter from himself to Mr. BANNATYNE, inserted in the Encyclopedia Brittannica : "Happening to be at Matlock in the summer of 1784,...gentlemen of Manchester, when the conversation turned on ARKWKIGHT'S spinning machinery. One of the company observed, that as soon as ARKWRIGHT'S patent expired,...
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Selected Readings in Economics

Charles Jesse Bullock - Economics - 1907 - 705 pages
...into the company of some Manchester gentlemen. The conversation turned on Arkwright's machinery, and "one of the company observed that as soon as Arkwright's...patent expired so many mills would be erected and so mueli cotton spun that hands would never be found to weave it.-" Cartwright replied " that Arkwright...
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Every-day Science, Volume 9

Henry Smith Williams, Edward Huntington Williams - Science - 1910
...him to enter the field of mechanics. "Happening to be in Matlock in the summer of 1784," he wrote, "I fell in company with some gentlemen of Manchester, when the conversation turned on Arkwright's spinning-machinery. One of the company observed that as soon as Arkwright's patent expired so many...
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Ingenuity and Luxury

Henry Smith Williams, Edward Huntington Williams - Civilization - 1912 - 336 pages
...him to enter the field of mechanics. "Happening to be in Matlock in the summer of 1784," he wrote, "I fell in company with some gentlemen of Manchester, when the conversation turned on Arkwright's spinning-machinery. One of the company observed that as soon as Arkwright's patent expired so many...
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