Where Was the Spinning Mule Invented?


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Samuel Crompton developed the first prototype of the spinning mule in a study located at his manor house, called Hall i' th' Wood. His home was located in Bolton, Greater Manchester in North west England.

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Crompton called his study the "conjuring room" and it was here that he worked on developing the first prototypes of a machine that could spin fine, even threads of cotton. This machine would go on to be called the spinning mule and revolutionized the textile industry. Crompton was a mill worker himself and was too poor to afford to patent his own invention. Although the spinning mule became a widely used machine, Crompton made little money during his lifetime from the machine's success.

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