Definition of Crompton, Samuel in English:

Crompton, Samuel

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrɒmpt(ə)n
 
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  • (1753–1827), English inventor. Famed for his invention of the spinning mule, he lacked the means to obtain a patent and sold his rights to a Bolton industrialist for £67. The House of Commons subsequently gave him £5,000 in compensation.

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