Henry Maudslay

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Birthday
22, 1771
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Feb 14, 1831 (59)
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Birthday
22, 1771
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Feb 14, 1831 (59)

About

Inventor of the first modern machine tools who helped speed up the coming of the Industrial Revolution.

Before Fame

He started his own tool shop after a dispute with his employer, making a better screw-cutting lathe, among other machines.

Trivia

He created machines that greatly cut down the human labor needed to make ships.

Family Life

His father worked in Britain's Royal Engineer Corps.

Associated With

His great-grandson founded the Maudslay Motor Company, becoming the U.K.'s version of Henry Ford.