John Kennedy, Scottish cotton spinner and textile machine maker, c 1835.

 
John Kennedy, Scottish cotton spinner and textile machine maker, c 1835.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

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John Kennedy (1769-1855) founded McConnel & Kennedy in 1795 with James McConnel (1762-1831) in Kirkcudbrightshire. Originally a machine making and cotton spinning but later dedicated themselves to purely cotton spinning. Kennedy was responsible for inventing the 'Jack frame' spinning device.

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