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Heathcoat, John (1783-1861), inventor of the bobbin net machine and lace manufacturer

Stanley Chapman

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/12846

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Heathcoat, John (1783-1861), inventor of the bobbin net machine and lace manufacturer, was born at Duffield, near Derby, on 7 August 1783, the son of a farmer and grazier. The family moved to Long Whatton, Leicestershire, after his father became blind. There Heathcoat received a village-school education and was apprenticed ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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