Samuel Slater

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In History
  • Birth

    Samuel Slater was born June 9, 1768 in Belper, Derbyshire, England
  • young work

    At age ten he began work at the cotton mill opened that year by Jedediah Strutt utilising the water frame pioneered by Richard Arkwright at nearby Cromford Mill.
  • Rhode Island System

    Slater drew on his British village experience to create a factory system called the Rhode Island System based upon the customary patterns of family life in New England villages. Children aged 7 to 12 were the first employees of the mill.
  • His wifes success

    Samuel's wife, Hannah Slater, also invented a type of cotton sewing thread, becoming in 1793 the first American woman to be granted a patent.
  • First factory

    First factory
    In 1793 Slater and Brown opened their first factory in Pawtucket.
  • Progress

    By the 1800s the Slater mill was duplicated but they just were not the same. Slater created a big invention in the history of the United States.
  • Why he is famous

    Why he is famous
    Known as the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution" because he brought British textile technology to America.
  • Death

    Slater died on April 21, 1835 in Webster, Massachusetts a town that he founded and had become a town three years earlier in 1832 and was named after his friend Senator Daniel Webster. At the time of his death, he owned thirteen mills and was worth a million dollars. His original mill, known today as Slater Mill, still stands and operates as a museum dedicated to preserving the history of Samuel Slater and his contribution to American industry.
  • Now

    Samuel Slater has made things easier and has changed america in many ways. Now industrialization is easier and faster than it was.