Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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Samuel Need

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1771 Jedediah Strutt, Samuel Need and Richard Arkwright built Arkwright's Cromford Mill, using what was henceforth called Arkwright's water frame. This was the first of its kind in the world, marking the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

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