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Richard Arkwright invented:
A.Steam engine
B.Spinning jenny
C.Water frame
D.Paper mill

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Hint:During the early Industrial Revolution, Sir Richard Arkwright (23 December 1732 – 3 August 1792) was an English inventor and a leading merchant. He is credited as the driving force behind the spinning frame's creation.

Complete answer:
Spinning frame is known as a water frame. The water frame is a water-wheel-powered rotating frame. In general water frames have existed since ancient Egyptian times. A model for the development of cotton thread was developed by Richard Arkwright, who patented the invention in 1769; it was first used in 1765. The Arkwright water frame was able to spin 96 threads at a time, which was a process that was simpler and quicker than ever.

The concept was based in part on a spinning machine designed by clock builder John Kay, who was employed by Arkwright for Thomas Highs. It produced stronger and harder yarn than the then-famous "spinning jenny" when operated on water power, and propelled the adoption of the new factory system. His management skills won him the "father of the modern industrial factory system," accolade, especially for the techniques developed at his Cromford, Derbyshire mill (now preserved as part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site).

Hence, the correct answer is option (C).

Note: In the era from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840, the Industrial Revolution, today also known as the First Industrial Revolution, was the transition to modern production methods in Europe and the United States.