The First Cotton Mill At Cromford wood print by Print Collector. Bring your artwork to life with the texture and added depth of a wood print. Your image gets printed directly onto a sheet of 3/4" thick maple wood. There are D-clips on the back of the print for mounting it to your wall using mounting hooks and nails (included).
The first cotton mill at Cromford, Derbyshire, and Richard Arkwright's house, 1836. Arkwright (1732-1792) was the inventor of textile manufacturing... more
The first cotton mill at Cromford, Derbyshire, and Richard Arkwright's house, 1836. Arkwright (1732-1792) was the inventor of textile manufacturing machinery which included the first practical means of mechanical spinning using rollers. He installed the first of his water-powered spinning frames at Cromford, Wirksworth, Derbyshire in 1771. The invention of the spinning machine revolutionised the production of yarn and led to rapid mechanisation of textile manufacturing throughout Britain. It also made Arkwright a very wealthy man. He commissioned the building of a grand house for himself, Willersley Castle, in a prominent location overlooking the River Derwent in Derbyshire, but died before it was completed. According to The Gentleman's Magazine, Arkwright had accumulated a fortune of £500,000 at the time of his death in 1792. From The Mirror, 22 October 1836. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)Image provided by Getty Images.