Crompton, Samuel

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Born: Dec 03, 1753 AD
Died: 1827 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Inventor


1753 - Born on the 3rd of December at Firwood, in Bolton, Lancashire.

 

1779 - Succeeded in producing a machine which span yarn suitable for use in the manufacture of muslin and and later as the spinning mule.

 

1780 - The demand arose for the yarn, which he himself made at Hall-i'-th'-Wood.

 

1800 - A sum of £500 was raised for his benefit by subscription.

 

1809 - Edmund Cartwright, the inventor of the power loom obtained £10,000 from parliament, he determined also to apply for a grant.

 

1811 - Made a tour in the manufacturing districts of Lancashire and Scotland.

 

1812 - Embarked in business, first as a bleacher and then as a cotton merchant and spinner.

 

1824 - Some friends, without his knowledge, bought him an annuity of £63.

 

1827 - He died at Bolton on the 26th of June.

 

 

 

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