- (c. 1776)He invented the spinning jenny, a hand-operated device to spin cotton faster. Later, water power (and then steam power) would propel the spinning frames to even faster speeds.
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Hargreaves, James — SUBJECT AREA: Textiles [br] b. c.1720–1 Oswaldtwistle, near Blackburn, England d. April 1778 Nottingham, England [br] English inventor of the first successful machine to spin more than a couple of yarns of cotton or wool at once. [br] James… … Biographical history of technology
Hargreaves, James — (baptized Jan. 8, 1720, Stanhill, Lancashire, Eng. died April 22, 1778, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire) British inventor of the spinning jenny. A poor, uneducated spinner and weaver, he is said to have conceived the idea for the machine when he… … Universalium
Hargreaves,James — Har·greaves (härʹgrēvz ), James. Died 1778. British inventor of the spinning jenny (c. 1764). He patented his device in 1770. * * * … Universalium
Hargreaves, James — (bautizado el 8 ene. 1720, Stanhill, Lancashire, Inglaterra–22 abr. 1778, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire). Inventor británico de la hiladora mecánica. Modesto hilandero y tejedor sin educación, parece haber concebido su hiladora al presenciar una… … Enciclopedia Universal
HARGREAVES, JAMES — inventor of the spinning jenny, born at Standhill, near Blackburn; was a poor and illiterate weaver when in 1760 he, in conjunction with Robert Peel, brought out a carding machine; in 1766 he invented the spinning jenny, a machine which has… … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Hargreaves, James — (c. 1720–1778) English inventor of the spinning jenny … Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors
Hargreaves — is a surname, and may refer to:* Adam Hargreaves, British author of children s books, son of Roger Hargreaves * Alison Hargreaves, British mountain climber * Andrew Raikes Hargreaves, British politician * Andy Hargreaves * Andy Hargreaves… … Wikipedia
James Hargreaves (chemist) — James Hargreaves (May 1834 ndash;4 April 1915) was an English chemist and an inventor.He was born at Hoarstones, Pendle Forest, Lancashire, the eldest child of James Hargreaves, a schoolmaster at Slaithwaite near Marsden. His father moved to… … Wikipedia
James — James, Henry James, Henry James, William * * * (as used in expressions) Agee, James Anderson, (James) Maxwell Audubon, John James Baldwin, James (Arthur) Balfour (de Whittingehame), Arthur James, 1 conde Ballard, J(ames) G(raham) Barrie, Sir… … Enciclopedia Universal
James Hargreaves — Infobox Person name = James Hargreaves birth name = birth date = cir 1720 birth place = Stanhill, Blackburn, Lancashire, England death date = death date and age|1778|04|22|1720|01|01 death place = Ippel? death cause = resting place = residence =… … Wikipedia