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Joshua Heilmann, French inventor, c 1820s.

Joshua Heilmann, French inventor, c 1820s.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm


Oil on canvas portrait (artist unidentified) of Joshua Heilmann (1796-1848). Heilmann invented the first machine for combing cotton. He also invented and revised the design of many other machines including looms, a machine for measuring and folding material, and the first embroidery machine.

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