by Pierre Louis (‘Henri’) Grevedon, published by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, lithograph, 1827

Henry Maudslay was born #onthisday 22nd August 1771 A.D. and died 14th February 1831 A.D.

He was a British machine tool innovator, tool and die maker and an inventor.

Henry was seen as one of the founding fathers of the machine tool technology

His many inventions became a part of the foundations of the Industrial Revolution.

Maudlay’s invention was about 1800 metal lathe to cut metal and enabled the manufacture a good standard of screw thread size.

Through this invention, these sizes allowed interchanging of parts and were then developed on mass scale productions.