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John Smalley (c.1729-1782)

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John Smalley helped finance Richard Arkwright with the development of the cotton spinning water frame.

In spring 1777 he established a spinning mill at Holywell, Flintshire.[1]

He died at Holywell on 28 January 1782[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. [] 'Merchant Countermarked Dollars in Wales? by E C Hodge
  2. 'Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology' edited by Lance Day and Ian McNeil