Definition of spinning jenny in English:
A machine for spinning with more than one spindle at a time, patented by James Hargreaves in 1770.
- This was used to measure the highest and lowest cylinder pressures to estimate how much power would be needed for particular machines such as a group of spinning jennies.
- Bury's John Kay, who invented the flying shuttle, and Blackburn's James Hargreaves, the inventor of the spinning jenny, will also be featured.
- Although the spinning jenny and water frame managed to increase the productive capacity of the cotton industry, the real breakthrough came with developments in steam power.
Definition of spinning jenny in:
- US English dictionary
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