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Thomas Highs

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Who is Thomas Highs?

Thomas Highs, of Leigh, Lancashire, was a reed-maker and manufacturer of cotton carding and spinning engines in the 1780s, during the Industrial Revolution. He is known for claiming patents on a spinning jenny, a carding machine, the throstle, and the water frame .

  • born in (298 years ago) in Leigh
  • profession: Inventor
  • died in (213 years ago)

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History (2014)

by Kenneth E. Hendrickson III

An English reed maker and inventor, Thomas Highs designed the spinninG ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of the History of Technology (2002)

by Ian McNeil

Earlier Kay had helped Thomas Highs with a spinning machine and, according to one version of the story, Kay showed Highs's machine to Arkwright, who copied it and took all the credit for the invention. However, Arkwright added two vital ...

Google previewA Topographical Dictionary of England (1833)

With Historical and Statistical Descriptions by Samuel Lewis

Thomas Highs, in conjunction with Mr. Kay, invented the spinning jenny, the powers of which were greatly increased by the ...

Google previewA Topographical Dictionary of England, Comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate and Market Towns, Parishes, and Townships, and the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man (1840)

With Historical and Statistical Descriptions by Samuel Lewis

Thomas Highs, in conjunction with Mr. Kay, invented the spinning jenny, the powers of which were greatly increased by the ...

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