Victorian factories Connie and TaniaPresentation Transcript
Victorian factories What were Victorian factories like?
What were Victorian factories like? Factory workers had to breathe in soot , smoke and dust from the machines. Machines did many types of jobs including spinning. Britianwas full of factories. People shouted over hiss and rattle of machinery. The people who worked in the factories dripped with sweat.
What were cotton mills? Cotton mills were factories which cotton was spun into thread. Mill workers lived in small houses close to the factories.
The machine turned the
thread into textiles, such a clothes .
Why wasthe factory work dangerous?
The factory owners
wanted the children to work because they were cheap ,and they could crawl under the machines.
Thread! Small girls worked in mills As piecers (a child who worked in a mill joining pieces of thread together)
Reformers People called reformers wanted to stop the child-work!
Laws! 1841 mines act-NO child under the age of 10 to work underground in a coal mine. 1847 Ten hour act-NO child to work more than hours a day. 1874 Factory act-NO child under the age of 10 to be employed in a factory .