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James Hargreaves
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Born in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire
Born in 1720
Died on 22nd of April 1778

Born 1720. Died 1778 - English inventor.

Worked as a weaver and carpenter. Invented the spinning-jenny in 1864, destroyed by his fellow workers as a threat to their livelihood. Moved to Nottingham where he built a spinning mill. Took out a patent for his invention but it was invalid as the invention had already been disclosed.

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