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Samuel Cunliffe Lister
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Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire
Born on 1st of January 1815
Died on 2nd of February 1906

Born 1815. Died 1906 - English inventor.

Worked on improving textile machinery, invented the wool-comber in 1845. Developed machine to spin waste silk, making him a fortune. Other inventions included a swivel shuttle, a velvet loom and a compressed air brake for railways. Generous benefactor, presented Bradford with Lister Park.

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