Joseph Chesborough Dyer, American inventor, 1830s.

 
Joseph Chesborough Dyer, American inventor, 1830s.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

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Engraving by E Scriven after an original painting by J Allen. Joseph Dyer (1780-1871), born in Connecticut, USA, patented an improvement of Danforth's roving frame for cotton-spinning. He was joint founder of the'Manchester Guardian' newspaper in 1821, and helped establish the Royal Institution and the Mechanics' Institution at Manchester. He was also an abolitionist.

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10401836

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