Jedediah Strutt (1726 – 7 May 1797) or Jedidiah Strutt – as he spelled it – was a hosier and cotton spinner from Belper, England. Strutt and his brother-in-law William Woollat developed an attachment to the stocking frame that allowed the production of ribbed stockings.
- William, George, Joseph, Elizabeth and Martha
- 7 May 1797
Inventor of the Derby Rib Machine. Jedediah Strutt by Joseph Wright. Jedediah Strutt was born 25 July 1726 in South Normanton, Derbyshire. He was the son of William Strutt, a farmer, and Martha Statham. After showing an early interest in mechanics, Strutt was apprenticed at the age of fourteen to Ralph Massey, a wheelwright from Findern near Derby.
Jul 26, 1726 - May 7, 1797 Jedediah Strutt or Jedidiah Strutt – as he spelled it – was a hosier and cotton spinner from Belper, England. Strutt and his brother-in-law William Woollat...
Jedediah Strutt: Industrialist and Philanthopist. Text: Olga Baird. Jedediah Strutt (1726-1797) was one of leading pioneer industrialists of the 18th century. He was born at South Normanton, Derbyshire, in the family of small farmers who belonged to a Presbyterian community with strong Nonconformist religious views.
Jedediah Strutt (1726–1797) by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734–1797), c.1790, from Derby Museums
Jedediah Strutt. 1726-1797. English inventor who developed a ribbing machine to produce stockings. While a seemingly minor item of clothing, stockings were nearly universally used and often expensive. Strutt's invention helped make higher quality stockings available to many who had not previously been able to afford such a luxury.