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Bradford,

city and metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 293,336), N central England, on a small tributary of the Aire River. It is a center of the worsted industry, which dates from the Middle Ages. Bradford has an important wool exchange, along with the making of other fabrics (including synthetics). Electroplating, electrical engineering, and the manufacture of machinery and automobiles are also important. Stone quarries are nearby. The city of Bradford is home to a large number of Britain's Pakistani population. District landmarks include the memorial hall, dedicated to Edmund CartwrightCartwright, Edmund,
1743–1823, English inventor and clergyman. He was the inventor of an imperfect power loom that, when finally patented (1785), became the parent of the modern loom. It was the first machine to make practical the weaving of wide cotton cloth.
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, inventor of the power loom; St. Peter's Church (1458), now the cathedral of the diocese of Bradford; and the Conditioning House, a unique textile-testing establishment. The Univ. of Bradford, Bradford Technical College, Bradford Regional College of Art, and Margaret McMillan Memorial College of Education are there.

Bradford,

city (1990 pop. 9,625), McKean co., NW Pa., in the Alleghenies, near the N.Y. line; settled c.1823, inc. as a city 1879. The growth of the city was initiated by the discovery of oil (c.1871), but oil-related industries have been eclipsed by diverse manufacturing, including cigarette lighters, machinery, and lumber products. A campus of the Univ. of Pittsburgh is in the city. Nearby are Allegheny National Forest (with its dam and reservoir) and Allegany State Park (N.Y.); the area is popular for hunting and fishing.

Bradford

 

a city in Great Britain in the county of West Riding; part of the West Yorkshire urban concentration. It is situated on the eastern slopes of the Pennines. Population, 294,400 (1968). Bradford is a major center of the wool textile industry. In addition, the city has various machine-building industries (including electrical and textile machine-building); other important industries are printing, chemicals, clothing, and food processing.

Bradford

1. an industrial city in N England, in Bradford unitary authority, West Yorkshire: a centre of the woollen industry from the 14th century and of the worsted trade from the 18th century; university (1966). Pop.: 293 717 (2001)
2. a unitary authority in West Yorkshire. Pop.: 477 800 (2003 est.). Area: 370 sq. km (143 sq. miles)
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