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The Machine age

Terms to know about the invention and technology in the machine age

Flying Shuttle A machine that sped up the weaving process.
Spinning Jenny Enabled spinners to spin cotton into thread very quickly.
Cotton Gin Cleaned cotton 50 times more quickly than a person could.
Puddling This process used coke (derived from coal ) to burn away impurities in iron ore.
Patent The 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 conveyor belt from worker to worker
Assembly line Products are assembled in a moving line
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