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Flash cards on the machine age. (Inventions and technology)

Flying shuttle A machine that speed up the weaving process
Spinning Jenny Enabled spinners to spin cotton into thread very quickly
Cotton gin Cleaned cotton 50 times faster than a person could
Puddling Used coke (derived from coal) to burn away impurities in iron ore
Patent Exclusive ownership of an invention
Open-hearth process A method that used a special furnace to make many kinds of steel
Steam engine Allowed factories to be built almost anywhere because the steam engine didn't rely on water power
Mass production The manufacture of huge quantities of identical goods at cheap prices
Interchangeable parts The use of machine-made parts that are exactly alike
Division of labor Occurs by assigning workers to specialized tasks as a product moves along a conveyer belt from worker to worker
Assembly line Due to the parts moving in a line this is known as a assembly line
Created by: Nicholas Murphy