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Alexander Dean

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of Sherlock Street, Birmingham

See also Ryland and Dean.

  • 1842 Advertisement for A. Dean's patent hand mills for domestic flour grinding. Also patent mills for grinding coal, cement, and other hard substances, farmers' meal mills, hand dressing machines, corn, cake and turnip crushers, malt and oat rolls, horse gear. Patent portable steam mill. Manufactory, Sherlock Street, Smithfield, Birmingham [1]
  • 1843 Award for 'Four-horse steam engine on wheels, with shafts complete for travelling, invented and manufactured by Alexander Dean, of Birmingham, £10.' Also 'The Bretforton cider-mill, suitable for one or two horses, had power, &c., invented by James Ashwid, of Bretforton, Worcs., manufactured exclusively by A. Dean, silver medal' [2]
  • 1845 Alexander Dean's improved linseed cutter took the Royal Agricultural Society's £10 prize at the 1845 Shrewsbury meeting [3]
  • 1849 Directory: Listed as millwrights and engineers

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] The Farmers Magazine, Vol 5, 1842
  2. British Farmer's Magazine, Vol 7, 1843
  3. The Farmer's Magazine, Vol 22, 1850