The British Cotton Manufactures: And a Reply to an Article on the Spinning Machinery Contained in a Recent Number of the Edinburgh Review

Henry Smith, 1828 - 230 Seiten

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Seite 218 - Shall we for ever make new books, as apothecaries make new mixtures, by pouring only out of one vessel into another? Are we for ever to be twisting, and untwisting the same rope? for ever in the same track — for ever at the same pace?
Seite 122 - Whitehouse, as aforesaid, then, upon signification or declaration thereof, to be made by us, our heirs, or successors, under our or their signet or privy seal, or by the lords and others of our or their Privy Council, or any six or more of them, under their hands, these, our letters patent, shall forthwith cease, determine, and be utterly void, to all intents and purposes, anything hereinbefore contained to the contrary thereof, in anywise, notwithstanding.
Seite 93 - Mr K. is one of the most eminent and intelligent cotton manufacturers in the Empire ; and it is of importance to remark, that, although he was resident in Manchester in 1785, when the last trial for setting aside Sir Richard's patent took place, and must, therefore, have been...
Seite 163 - About the year 1767, one Hargreaves, of Blackburn, in Lancashire, constructed an engine that would at once spin twenty or thirty threads of cotton into yarn for the fustian manufacture...
Seite 122 - Provided that these our letters patent are on this condition, that, if at any time during the said term it be made to appear to us, our heirs, or successors, or any six or more of our Privy Council, that this our grant is contrary to law, or prejudicial or inconvenient to our subjects in general, or that the said invention is not a new invention as to the public use and exercise thereof within our United Kingdom, of Great Britain and Ireland, and Isle of Man, or that the said patentee...
Seite 22 - I told him it was my invention, suppose it was, he says, if it was, he says, if any man has found out a thing, and begun a thing and does not go forwards, he lays it aside, and any other man has a right in so many weeks or months, (I forget now) another man has a right to take it up, and get a patent for it.
Seite 212 - till upwards of five years had elapsed after obtaining his first patent, and more than £12,000 had been expended in machinery and buildings, that any profit accrued to himself and partners.
Seite 220 - ... hair, he was, in consequence, enabled to amass a little property. It is unfortunate that very little is known of the steps by which he was led to those inventions that raised him to affluence, and have immortalized his name.
Seite 220 - In the year 1760, he lived at Bolton-le-moors, in the same county. At this time he was a barber, but soon after he travelled through the country buying human hair. He possessed a valuable chemical secret for dying it, and when it was dyed and prepared he sold it to the wig makers.

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