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Samuel Crompton (1753-1827), Inventor

Sitter in 4 portraits
Inventor of the spinning machine called 'the Mule', which combined the virtues of Hargreaves's 'Spinning Jenny' and Arkwright's waterframe, and revolutionised the production of cotton textiles.

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Men of Science Living in 1807-8

by Sir John Gilbert, and Frederick John Skill, and William Walker, and Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds)
pencil and wash, 1858-1862
NPG 1075


Engraving after 'Men of Science Living in 1807-8'

by George Zobel, and William Walker
engraving, 1862
NPG 1075a


Samuel Crompton

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Charles Allingham
mezzotint, 1828
NPG D1375