The Flying Shuttle and The Life Of John Kay

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  • John Kay is Born

    John Kay is Born
  • John Kay Marries Anne Holte

    John Kay Marries Anne Holte
    John Kay marries his wife Anne Holte. He and his brother, William, both married Bury women.
  • Daughter was Born

    Daughter was Born
    Lettice, his daughter was born.
  • Son was born

    Son was born
    His son, Robert was born. His son would go on to make the "Drop Box" a very valuable part of the loom.
  • John Kay Patents the Flying Shuttle

    John Kay Patents the Flying Shuttle
    A weaver was now able to weave much wider fabrics and it could also be mechanized for automatic machine looms.
  • The Flying Shuttle was sold to Paris

    The Flying Shuttle was sold to Paris
    Kay negotiated with paris trying to get them to but the flying shuttle, eventually they agreed to 3,000 livres plus a pension of 2,500 livre annually from 1749.
  • Flying Shuttle in France.

    Flying Shuttle in France.
    The people of france adopted the flying shuttle way of weaving. Though most of the machines were copies
  • "Drop Box" was Invented

    "Drop Box" was Invented
    John Kay's son, Robert, invented the "Drop Box," which allowed looms to use multiple shuttles. This allowed multicolor weaves.
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    Cotton Weavers Flourished With The Flying Shuttle

    Cotton weavers' speed doubled with the flying shuttle, which made cloth cheaper to make.
  • Kay formed a partnership

     Kay formed a partnership
    John Kay got a partnership in Colchester to begin shuttle manufacturing.
  • Kay and Joseph Stell patented a machine for weaving cloth ribbon

    Kay and Joseph Stell patented a machine for weaving cloth ribbon
    Kay and Joseph Stell patented a machine for cloth ribbon weaving. But they were unable to follow through with their plans due to kays legal cost.
  • John Kay Dies

    John Kay Dies