The Evolution of Mass Production
The Industrial Revolution ‘occurred around 1750’ (Encyclopaedia Britannica 2014) and featured countless interconnected inventions and developments. Mass production has its roots in the British textile industry which revolutionised production and manufacturing. Inventions like the ‘flying shuttle by John Kay’ (Encyclopaedia Britannica 2014) increased the speed of and amount of cloth that could be woven which increased the demand for yarn which led to developments like the ‘spinning jenny and the water frame to increase yarn production’ (Encyclopaedia Britannica 2014). These processes were then mechanised by new energy developments like ‘water power and soon after, steam and coal power perfected by James Watt’ (Green, J, 2012).