Arkwright was theinventor of the firstpractical means of mechanical spinningusing rollers.
John Kay (1704-1764)
John Kay patented theflying shuttle in 1733. Itled to revolutionisation of the weaving industry.
John Mercer (1791-1866)
John Mercer invented aprocess which givescotton a lustre resemblingsilk - a process known as'mercerisation'.
Jacquard invented aloom which used apunched card system toweave complicatedpatterns in textiles.
Joshua Heilmanninvented the firstmachine for combingcotton.
Heinrich Caro, a Germanchemist discovered theformula for producingsynthetic mauve dye, andalso discovered thesynthesis of cinnamicacid from benzaldehyde.
John Kennedy, Scottishcotton spinner and textilemachine maker was
Richard Roberts(Mid-19th century)
In 1825 he invented theRoberts self-acting
Sir William HenryPerkin
Sir William Henry Perkin,English chemist, 1906