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Edmund Cartwright (1743-1823)
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Edmund Cartwright (1743-1823) - British inventor of the power loom.
Edmund Cartwright (1743-1823). Edmund Cartwright was a British inventor. Born in Nottinghamshire, he died in Hastings, Sussex. Cartwright invented the power loom, a machine for weaving, that revolutionized the textile industry and helped to usher in the First Industrial Revolution. This print is made after a portrait by artist Robert Fulton. Click here to enlarge.

You might want to check out Mary Strickland's A Memoir of the Life, Writings, and Mechanical Inventions: Of Edmund Cartwright, D.D. F. R. S., Inventor of the Power Loom, Etc., to learn more about this famous English inventor.
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