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Etienne Calla

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Étienne Calla (1760-1835) was a French engineer.

He had been a pupil and friend of Jacques de Vaucanson.

He established a factory in Paris to make textile machinery, and was awarded a gold medal in 1827 for his mechanised loom.

1820 Calla established a foundry at 18 rue de Faubourg-Poissoniere, later moving to No. 92.

1835 Étienne's son, François Calla, took over the management of the business.

The above information is condensed from 'A History of Technology and Invention - Progress through the Ages'[1]

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  1. 'A History of Technology and Invention - Progress through the Ages - The Expansion of Mechanization: 1725-1860' Edited by Maurice Daumas, translated by Eileen B. Hennessy, Crown Publishers Inc. First published in France in 1968 as 'Histoire Générale des Techniques'