What Is a Spinning Mill?


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A spinning mill is a factory in which cotton or other fibers are machine-spun to produce thread for weaving or sewing. Factories that combine both spinning and weaving are generally referred to as cotton mills because the primary fiber used is cotton.

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What Is a Spinning Mill?
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Spinning mills first became prominent at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Their rise marked a move from small cottage industries, where workers spun fibers at home for delivery to a broker, to large factory industries. Early spinning mills were powered by a steam generator that ran the spindles, while today's mills are powered by electric generators and are increasingly automated.

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