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SMITH, James (1789-1850)

James Smith (1789-1850) was a Scottish inventor who produced a sub-soil plough. It worked below normal plough depth, and was used to drain waterlogged ground. He also invented a reaping machine which won him a medal from the Imperial Agricultural Society of St Petersburg. See also Textiles.

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