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The industrial revolution in Norway started at the Aker River around 1840. The river gave us the power to form the new industry.

Before we could ever use the electricity, the fabric buildings had to be placed near the river place. A growing town meant more work and markets. The first fabrics made cloths paper and miller

Even if there was a flourishmen of industry around the river , most of the workers lived in poverty. Their salary was low and almost no family could live on only one income.

Most children in the working class families had to work outside home. Being a worker at the age of 10 was not unusual. The fabrics was a loudly place to be, it was dusty and full of pollution. And because of bad sanitation, all kind of sicknesses flourished. As a consequence of that , the kids did not have enough time for school work and sleep. in 1829 a new law finally came. A law which made it clear that kids under the age of 12 were not allowed to work at any fabric and they're were not allowed to work more than six hours each day.

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  • Updated Oct 14, 2011
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