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Lombe's Mill

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Location type: Mill
Location address: United Kingdom, Derby
Number of texts: 1
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Made by | Reference ברוקולי | © CC 3.0
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Lombe’s Mill was the first successful silk throwing mill in England. It was built on an island on the River Derwent in Derby. It was built after John Lombe visited Piedmont in 1717 and returned to England with details of the Italian silk throwing machines – the filatoio and the torcitoio – and some Italian craftsmen. The architect was George Sorocold.

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