Transferring the spinning Jenny to Barcelona: an apprenticeship in the technology of the industrial revolution

Thomson, James (2003) Transferring the spinning Jenny to Barcelona: an apprenticeship in the technology of the industrial revolution. Textile History, 34 (1). pp. 21-46. ISSN 0040-4969

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Abstract

The exceptional documentation which exists on the introduction of the spinning jenny in Barcelona between 1784 and 1788 has been used in this article to reconstruct the early history of Spain's first cotton spinning mill. The extent of the data available serves to provide information on the technical characteristics of the machine. Of particular interest is the information about the character of the pre-spinning processes before the adoption of the carding engine. Light is also thrown on the issue of technological transfer, shown to be a 'wide' process requiring the learning of manufacturing as well as machine-making skills.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DP History of Spain. Portugal > DP001 Spain
Depositing User: James Thomson
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:46
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2013 09:26
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28060
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