What is a spinning jenny?

  • machine for spinning wool or cotton correct

    James Hargreaves' wife was his inspiration for the name he gave his invention. He improved on the existing spinning wheel to meet the increased demand for weavers. It was the first improvement on the spinning wheel. The spinning jenny had a frame with multiple spindles. This allowed the operator to spin up to eight spools at once. It is hailed as one of the earliest examples of mechanical advantage, demonstrating the amount of work accomplished when pitting man vs. machine. Source: Reference.com

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