John Heathcoat 1783 - 1861

occupation:
Inventor,
Lace manufacturer
Nationality:
English; British
born in:
Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

1809 - achieved his first and greatest success with the invention of the bobbin net machine, which produced a fast hexagonal net by manual power. 1816 - Luddite destruction of his machinery in his new Loughborough factory. 1832-1859 - was one of the two members of parliament for Tiverton, Devon.