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 (ärk′rīt′), Sir Richard 1732-1792.
British inventor and manufacturer who patented a machine for spinning cotton thread (1769) and established cotton mills that were among the first to use machinery on a large scale.


(Biography) Sir Richard. 1732–92, English cotton manufacturer: inventor of the spinning frame (1769) which produced cotton thread strong enough to be used as a warp



Sir Richard, 1732–92, English inventor of the spinning jenny.
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Bertram Arkwright an insight into the rawness and redness of life in the Solomons.
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With the spirit of prophecy upon me, I could look into the future and see her erect statues and monuments to her unspeakable Georges and other royal and noble clothes-horses, and leave unhonored the creators of this world -- after God -- Gutenburg, Watt, Arkwright, Whitney, Morse, Stephenson, Bell.
Do not the constructive fingers of Watt, Fulton, Whittemore, Arkwright, predict the fusible, hard, and temperable texture of metals, the properties of stone, water, and wood?
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The centre was established by husband and wife team Stefaan and Angela Vossen together with Arabella Arkwright, who owns the Hatton Estate, with her husband Johnnie Arkwright.
The track's Evan Arkwright explained: "The book will be launched prior to the race taking place on Saturday, June 27.