Anonymous – John Heathcoat – S0230

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Anonymous – John Heathcoat – S0230


John Heathcoat (1783 – 1861), the inventor of the knitting machine, is showing the first successful result from his machine to his wife. The text says “The Englishman [John] Heathcoat wanted to make a lace-making machine. After trying so many times and failing he grew very poor. This made his wife very sad. Eventually, however, he succeeded and was able to give his wife lace.”

Format is Aiban. Slightly soiled. Slight creases. Several worm holes. Backed.



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Date of Creation



The Slate, 17 Jul 2014; artelino 72129


8.5"x13.1" + margins