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Samuel Crompton, inventor of the spinning mule, early 19th century.

Barlow, Thomas Oldham

 
Samuel Crompton, inventor of the spinning mule, early 19th century.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

Engraving by Barlow after C Allingham of Crompton (1753-1827), inventor of the spinning mule. A cros between Hargreaves' spinning jenny and Arkwright's water-frame spinning machine, this machine made it posible to spin almost any type of yarn very quickly.

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10300961

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