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Kay, John, 1704-approximately 1780

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Personal name headingKay, John, 1704-approximately 1780
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Associated countryGreat Britain
LocatedBury (Greater Manchester, England)
Birth date17040716
Death date1780~
Field of activityWeaving
Profession or occupationMachinists Inventors
Found inAn exposition of facts relating to the rise and progress of the woollen, linen, and cotton manufactures of Great Britain, MDCCCXLIII [1843]: p. 4 (John Kay of Bury)
Encyclopaedia Britannica online, viewed 20 Oct. 2014 (John Kay, born July 16, 1704, near Bury, Lancashire, England, died c. 1780, France), English machinist and engineer, inventor of the flying shuttle, which was an important step toward automatic weaving)
Associated languageeng