Henry Maudslay

Henry Maudslay (pronunciation and spelling) (22 August 1771 – 14 February 1831) was an English machine tool innovator, tool and die maker, and inventor. He is considered a founding father of machine tool technology. His inventions were an important foundation for the Industrial Revolution.

Maudslay’s invention of a metal lathe to cut metal, circa 1800, enabled the manufacture of standard screw thread sizes. Standard screw thread sizes allowed interchangeable parts and the development of mass production.

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Name(s):
      Henry Maudslay
Birth:
      August 22, 1771, Woolwich, London, United Kingdom
Death:
      February 14, 1831, Lambeth, London, United Kingdom
Place of burial:
      Woolwich, London, United Kingdom
Spouse:
      Sarah Tindel (m. 1791)
Children:
      William Maudslay
Significant advance:
      Machine tool


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