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Edmund Cartwright

Edmund CartwrightBorn: 24-Apr-1743
Birthplace: Marham, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: 30-Oct-1823
Location of death: Hastings, Sussex, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Inventor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Invented the power loom

Educated at Oxford, took up residence as pastor of Goadby Marwood in Leicestershire. He visited Richard Arkwright's weaving factory in 1784, and in 1785 Cartwright patented a crude version of the power loom. In 1789 he obtained patent on a wool-combing machine. Neither made him wealthy, but Parliament voted him a lump sum payment of 10,000, which he lived on through his retirement.

Brother: John Cartwright (parliamentary reformer)

    University: University College, Oxford University



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