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Textile Mill

Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1960-1969DateCreated: 1960491 Dutton St #2LowellState: MAZip: 01854Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/251-19th-century-textile-tools-and-machinery

Referred to as the "catalyst of the Industrial Revolution," textile manufacturing helped to transform the American economy from an agricultural to a manufacturing economy. It led to transitions from human to mechanical power and from wood to metal construction. Population shifts resulted from significant numbers of people moving from rural areas to work in urban factories. The collection of tools and machinery housed at the American Textile History Museum (ATHM) represents a collection of ideas which developed during this period.

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2012
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Z22Image Caption: Throstle frame in Lowell, Massachusetts.
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