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James Smith (1789-1850) Inventor

In 1834 he filed a patent on an improvement to the spinning process, whereby Archibald Buchanan’s self stripping cards were fixed to an endless chain, allowing regular cleaning. He was also responsible for a number of agricultural advances and invented the Salmon Ladder, the first known example of which was installed on the River Teith.

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