SIR RICHARD ARKWRIGHT.
Stipple engraving by Posselwhite from a sketch by Wright..
WILLIAM MACKENZIE, GLASGOW EDINBURGH, LONDON & NEW YORK.
Richard Arkwright (1732-1792), inventor and entrepeneur born in Preston, Lancashire. With John Kay, a clockmaker, designed the cotton spinning machine, patented by Arkwright in 1775.
Published in The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography by William Mackenzie. London Glasgow & Edinburgh, 1880.
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