The Making of Industrial Society

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Life of Josiah Wedgwood

1730 - 1795

John Kay develops the Flying Shuttle

1733

Life of Eli Whitney

1765 - 1825

James Watt patents an improved steam engine

1765

Samuel Crompton develops the spinning mule

1779

Edmund Cartwright develops the power loom

1785

Eli Whitney introduces interchangeable parts to the manufacturing process

1797

George Stephenson's locomotive, the Rocket, attains a speed of 28 per hour

1829

Reform Bill expands electorate to House of Commons

1832

Factory Act restricts emplyoment of women and children in textile factories

1833

Mines Act restrict employment of women and children in mines

1842

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish Manifesto of the Communist Party

1848

Life of Sergei Witte

1849 - 1915

Crystal Palace exhibition in London

1851

Bessemer converter developed

1856

Henry Ford introduces the assembly line to the manufacture of automobiles

1913