The Industrial Revolution Index

Chronology of the Textile Industry

Kay patented the Flying Shuttle.

Hargreaves made a number of Spinning Jennies and started to sell them in the area. However, since each machine was capable of doing the work of eight people, other spinners were angry about the competition. In 1768, a group of spinners broke into Hargreaves' house and destroyed his machines. Hargreaves decided to move his family away from Blackburn and they settled in Nottingham. Here Hargreaves found a partner, Thomas James, and together they set up a small spinning mill.

An angry mob of weavers wrecked Kay's house.

An angry mob destroyed Arkwright's mill at Chorely

“I love it for pitching and twitching shallow-running stickbaits and hardbaits—or hairpin spinner jigs and Thumper jigs. You’re not fighting the spinner resistance with this rod,” adds Brosdahl.

Hargreaves designed the Spinning Jenny.Arkwright designed the Water Frame.

These masterpieces all start with the use of St. Croix’s premium-quality, ultra-responsive SCII graphite blanks, Kigan Master Hand 3D guides with slim, strong aluminum-oxide rings and black frames, a Fuji® IPS reel seat with black hood, and split-grip, premium-grade cork handle with EVA trim, and two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish


Arkwright opened his mill at Cromford.

These new models are recommended for line weights between 6 and 12 pound test and baits ranging from 1/4 - 5/8 oz., making them ideal for the bigger jigs and rig weights required in deeper water, current, and vegetation – and crankbaits – but more on that below.

The first all-cotton textiles were produced.

“Many times I don’t want a longer rod, which places my bait too far from the boat. I want to accurately troll or drift the live bait rig right through the marks I see on my electronics—right in front of their toothy faces.”

Crompton designed the Spinning Mule.

In terms of big green fish and rods that lob large lures in the real world, St. Croix has been leading the musky brigade for so long that what often what appears retro and goofy at first glance, actually turns out to be an ingenious idea. Consider a musky-centric spinning rod. Crazy, right? That’s what anglers in jumpsuits casting for bigmouths and bucks once thought, too. That is, until imaginative anglers discovered the absolute advantages spinning tackle lent to certain presentations.

Arkwright's mill at Masson was opened.

Tricked out with premium-grade cork handles, advanced Kigan Master Hand 3D guides and hook-keeper and a Fuji® DPS reel seat, each and every Premier Musky spinning rod is designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, Wisconsin, USA—backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.

Cartwright patented the power loom.

“Walleye anglers absolutely love the medium-light power, fast-action 6-foot, 6-inch ECS66MLF and ECS66MLF2—so much so they’ve inundated us with calls and e-mails requesting a beefier version for deeper jigging and rigging. We are now pleased to answer their wishes with a medium-power ‘Big Water’ in the same length and fast action,” says Jesse Simpkins, Director of Marketing, St. Croix Rod.

Cotton goods production was 10 times more than in 1770.

The new ECS66MF/ECS66MF2 also has the muscle required to slip live bait rig bullet sinkers through weeds, whether fishing minnows, leeches or ‘crawlers.