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Textile Personalities

Textile Personalities

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Published by: nitishkohli on May 18, 2009
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Textile Personalities
Arkwright (1732-1792)
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 (1752-1834)
Jacquard invented aloom which used apunched card system toweave complicatedpatterns in textiles.
Joshua Heilmann(1796-1848)
Joshua Heilmanninvented the firstmachine for combingcotton.
Heinrich Caro
Heinrich Caro, a Germanchemist discovered theformula for producingsynthetic mauve dye, andalso discovered thesynthesis of cinnamicacid from benzaldehyde.
John Kennedy
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

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