In all the departments of cotton spinning, and in many of those of weaving by the power-loom, women and children are employed.
The place of the hero in the poem would of course be supplied by a power-loom.
When capitalism began, when it came with its steam engine and its power-loom, what was the first thing it did?
It was the same with the introduction of the spinning machinery,—the same with the power-loom.
In India millions of hand-weavers were finally crushed out by the Lancashire power-loom.
The worsted industry of East Anglia is perishing, defeated by the resources of Yorkshire, of which the power-loom is only one.
Then in order to keep up with the spinning machine the power-loom was invented.
This became a common practice when the hand-loom workers were groaning under the pressure of competition from the power-loom.
There is not a power-loom in all Manchester which works with more untiring, unswerving regularity.
We have put up a power-loom at our upper works, and are about prepared to produce thereby sufficient to clothe us.