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Spinning cotton with self-acting mules of type devised by Richard Roberts (1825). These could be powered by water wheel or steam engine and power transferred to machines through belt-and-shafting. Under mule minded by woman on left, child is employed to crawl under threads and sweep up. Print c1835.

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Spinning cotton with self-acting mules of type devised by Richard Roberts (1825). These could be powered by water wheel or steam engine and power transferred to machines through belt-and-shafting. Under mule minded by woman on left, child is employed to crawl under threads and sweep up. Print c1835.