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After [[Thomas Cotchett]] was bankrupt in 1713, his silk mill at Derby was taken over by Sir [[Thomas Lombe]]
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Lombebuilt another with Italian machines alongside the first.
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William Wilson, who became joint owner of these mills, wrote a description of them about 1739 in which he described Cotchett's section as still containing its double Dutch mills in complete working order, so perhaps Cotchett's failure was commercial rather than technical.
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Early pictures of Cotchett's mill indicate that it was the prototype for later multi-storey textile-spinning mills.
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* Biography of Thomas Cotchett, ODNB
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Revision as of 14:15, 13 September 2019

After Thomas Cotchett was bankrupt in 1713, his silk mill at Derby was taken over by Sir Thomas Lombe

Lombebuilt another with Italian machines alongside the first.

William Wilson, who became joint owner of these mills, wrote a description of them about 1739 in which he described Cotchett's section as still containing its double Dutch mills in complete working order, so perhaps Cotchett's failure was commercial rather than technical.

Early pictures of Cotchett's mill indicate that it was the prototype for later multi-storey textile-spinning mills.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • Biography of Thomas Cotchett, ODNB