Samuel Crompton

(1753—1827) inventor of the spinning mule

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Inventor. One of the men who revolutionized the Lancashire textiles industry, Crompton was born near Bolton. His ‘spinning mule’, invented in 1779, improved upon Hargreaves's jenny. It was a ...

Subjects: British History.

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