Born 1783 at Hafod-y-foel, Llanbryn-mair, brother of the Rev. Evan Davies ('Eta Delta'). In 1820 he set himself up in business at Dôl-goch, Talerddig, in the same parish, as a manufacturer of wool-making machinery. He supplied woollen mills in every county in Wales with machines for carding, combing, and weaving; at one time there were branches of his business at Dolgelley and Carmarthen. His son, ROBERT, worked in partnership with him. One of his looms (c. 1820) can be seen at the Welsh Folk Museum, St. Fagans, where it is still in regular use. He died 20 September 1855.
Published date: 1959
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