Dr. Livingstone attained his celebrity from being a piecer in a factory.
After serving a number of years as a piecer, he was promoted to be a spinner.
He had been advanced in the factory from a ‘piecer’ to the spinning-jenny.
He is a born teller of stories and piecer together of circumstances that fit so closely that it is difficult to see the joints.
At the age of ten Livingstone was sent to work in a cotton factory near Glasgow as a “piecer.”