Edmund Cartwright

British inventor

Edmund Cartwright (24 April 1743 – 30 October 1823) was an English inventor. He graduated from Oxford University. He was an Anglican clergyman and in 1785 he invented the power loom.[1]

Edmund Cartwright
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Edmund Cartwright
Born24 April 1743
Died30 October 1823
Resting placeBattle, Sussex
OccupationClergyman, Inventor
Known forPower loom
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  1. Frank Kidner; et al. Making Europe: The Story of the West, Since 1300 (Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2014), p. 553