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date: 20 November 2019

Lombe, Sir Thomaslocked

  • R. B. Prosser
  • , revised by Maxwell Craven
  •  and Susan Christian


Lombe, Sir Thomas (1685–1739), merchant and inventor of silk-throwing machinery, eldest son of Henry Lombe, worsted weaver, of Norwich, was born at Norwich on 5 September 1685. The father died about 1695, leaving his sons Thomas and Henry under the care of his executors, while the surviving younger son ...

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