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John Heathcoat

Person  Male  Born 7/8/1783  Died 18/1/1861

Categories: Commerce, Industry, Science

Inventor and businessman. Born Derbyshire. Invented a machine for manufacturing a new type of lace, bobbin net, and went on to manufacture and sell lace. 1815 he bought a mill in Tiverton, moved there with his skilled workforce and converted the mill to lace-net manufacture. This was successful and Heathcoat opened a warehouse in London to sell his nets. 1832 - 1859 MP for Tiverton. Died near Tiverton.

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Heathcoat House

Heathcoat House, 1808 - 1954.

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