John Kay (Flying Shuttle)

John Kay (Flying Shuttle)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Kay was the inventor of the flying shuttle, which was a key contribution to the Industrial Revolution. He is often confused with his namesake: fellow Lancastrian textile machinery inventor, the unrelated John Kay who built the first "spinning frame." John Kay was born 1704-07-16 in the Lancashire hamlet of Walmersley, just north of Bury. His yeoman farmer father, Robert, owned the "Park" estate in Walmersley, and John was born there. Robert died before John was born, leaving Park to his eldest son. As Robert's fifth son, John was bequeathed forty pounds and an education until the age of 14. His mother was responsible for educating him until she remarriedshow more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 150 x 224 x 10mm | 140.61g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 613495828X
  • 9786134958288