Samuel Slater

  • Samuel Slater was Born

    Samuel Slater was Born
    Samuel was born in Delpy, Derbyshire, England as the fith child in a eight child farm family. Slater received a basic education at a school run by a Mr. Jackson in Belper.
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    Samuel Slater's life

  • Samuel Slater and his job.

    At age ten he began work at the cotton mill opened in 1777 by Jedediah Strutt using the water frame created by Richard Arkwright at a nearby mill called Cromford Mill.
  • Slater comes to the United States 2

    Slater comes to the United States 2
    He did not bring the designs with him becuase he knew that there were British laws banning exporting the design so he memorised as much of the design as he could and headed to New York. The reason behind this is because Britain wanted to remain the world leader of the production of textiles.
  • Slater comes to the United States 1

    Samuel came to the US in 1789, he came to the United States after working in and English textile mill as an aprintence for six years. While he was at the mill he learned the designs and the workings of a spinning machine created by the British inventor, Richard Arkwright. He left England to come to the United States because he haerd the the United States was in trying to develop similar machines.
  • 1790

    Slater agreeded to build the Arkwright machine in 1790, he did this all from memory. He agreed to build it for Almy & brown, a Rhode Island textile firm. This firm that wanted touse mechanical spinning techniques.
  • Evolution from a treadmill to a Water Wheel

    Evolution from a treadmill to a Water Wheel
    By 1791, a waterwheel drove the machinery that carded and spun cotton into thread. Instean fo workers walkin/running on a treadmill to make the machinery work.
  • Samuels Wife gets a patent

    Samuel's wife, Hannah Wilkinson Slater, also invented a type of cotton sewing thread, becoming the first American woman to be granted a patent. This was in 1793
  • Slater makes a New mill

    Now partners with Almy and Brown in 1793, Slater constructed a new mill for the purpose of textile manufacture under the name Almy, Brown & Slater. The patenting of Eli Whitney's cotton gin in 1794 ensured that supplies of cotton from the South would continue to come.
  • Slater makes a daring move

    In 1798 Samuel Slater split from Almy and Brown and formed Samuel Slater & Company in partnership with his father-in-law Oziel Wilkinson to develop other mills in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire.
  • Another addition to the family

    In 1799 he was joined by his brother, John Slater, from England, a wheelwright who had spent some time studying the latest English developments and might well have gained experience of the spinning mule. He put him in charge of his own larger mill which he called the White Mill.
  • His Son takes the lead role

    His Son takes the lead role
    After 1829 he made his sons partners in the new umbrella firm of Samuel Slater and Sons. His son Horatio Nelson Slater completely reorganized the family business, introduced cost-cutting measures, and gave up old-fashioned procedures, thereby making the firm one of the leading manufacturing companies in the United States.
  • Samuel Slater's Death

    Samuel Slater died on April 21, 1835