Slater Mill

Local nameSlater Mill
LocationPawtucket, Rhode Island, USA

The Slater Mill is a historic textile mill complex on the banks of the Blackstone River in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, modeled after cotton spinning mills first established in England. It is the first water-powered cotton spinning mill in North America to utilize the Arkwright system of cotton spinning as developed by Richard Arkwright.

Samuel Slater, the mill's founder, apprenticed as a young man in Belper, England with industrialist Jedediah Strutt. Shortly after immigrating to the United States, Slater was hired by Moses Brown of Providence, Rhode Island to produce a working set of machines necessary to spin cotton yarn using water power. Construction of the machines was completed in 1793, as well as a dam, waterway, waterwheel, and mill.

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Picture of the Slater… @ Forest J. Handford

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slater_Mill_Historic_Site

Official Website http://www.slatermill.org/

Email swhitney@slatermill.org

Phone +1 401 725 8638

Address 67 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860, USA

Coordinates 41°52'39.159" N -71°22'56.756" E

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