When Did the Industrial Revolution Start?


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The Industrial Revolution started around 1760. The Industrial Revolution caused a transition in production methods that created more efficient manufacturing processes. This transition witnessed a shift from a predominantly handmade production method to a machine-assisted production method.

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This period started in Britain during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Industrial Revolution ended between 1820 and 1840. During the period from 1760 to 1840, there was a shift to iron production, chemical manufacturing and improved water power efficiency. There was also an increase in the use of steam power and a change from wood or bio-fuels to coal. The shift to machinery was widespread in factories and mass production.

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