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Arkwright (1732-1792)
Arkwright (1732-1792)
Arkwright was the inventor of the first practical means of mechanical spinning using rollers.
John Kay
John Kay (1704-1764)
John Kay patented the flying shuttle in 1733. It led to revolutionisation of the weaving industry.
John Mercer (1791-1866)
John Mercer (1791-1866)
John Mercer invented a process which gives cotton a lustre resembling silk - a process known as 'mercerisation'.

Jacquard (1752-1834)
Jacquard (1752-1834)
Jacquard invented a loom which used a punched card system to weave complicated patterns in textiles.
Joshua Heilmann (1796-1848)
Joshua Heilmann (1796-1848)
Joshua Heilmann invented the first machine for combing cotton.
Heinrich Caro
Heinrich Caro
Heinrich Caro, a German chemist discovered the formula for producing synthetic mauve dye, and also discovered the synthesis of cinnamic acid from benzaldehyde.

John Kennedy
John Kennedy
John Kennedy, Scottish cotton spinner and textile machine maker was responsible for inventing the 'Jack frame' spinning device.
1825 he invented the Roberts self-acting spinning mule
Richard Roberts (Mid-19th century)
In 1825 he invented the Roberts self-acting spinning mule which produced better yarn than any other machine right through 1950's
Sir William Henry Perkin
Sir William Henry Perkin
Sir William Henry Perkin, English chemist, 1906.

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