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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
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

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

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10305335

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