James Small (inventor)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

James Small (1740, Dalkeith, Midlothian – 1793) was a Scottish inventor instrumental in the invention of the modern-style iron swing plough in 1779–80.[1]


  1. ^ Brown, Jonathan (2004). "Small, James (bap. 1740, d. 1793)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/51709. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.) . Date also given as 1763 (Smout, T. C. (1969). A History of the Scottish People 1560-1830. London: Collins. p. 235. ISBN 978-0-00-686027-3.) or 1784 ("James Small". Gazetteer for Scotland.)

External links[edit]