If any Twentieth century factory worker went back in time to work in a nineteenth century factory, they would be horrified at the working conditions there. Since then, due to child labour acts, and other government laws minimising working hours and health and safety laws, factories have changed almost past recognition in the last century or two.
In the 1800ís, children as young as six years toiled for up to 16 hours a day in these appalling factories for a measly wage at the end of the day. Punishments were easy to get and harsh and food provided was insufficient and had to be eaten while standing up, which led to them growing up with deformities . Accidents resulting in serious injury were common as the machinery was unsafe. In other words, the factory was a death trap for adults and children alike.
But were all factories this bad?