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  1. water frame(Noun)

    The first powered spinning machine, driven by water power.

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  1. Water frame

    a name given to the first power spinning machine, because driven by water power


  1. Water frame

    The water frame is the name given to a water powered spinning frame developed by Richard Arkwright who patented the technology in 1769. The design was partly based on a spinning machine built for Thomas High by clock maker John Kay, who was hired by Arkwright.


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