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Charles Talbot Porter

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1879. The Porter-Allen Engine.

Charles Talbot Porter (1826-1910)

American lawyer, engineer and inventor.

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1866 He worked with Whitworth and Co, Chorlton Street, Manchester.[1]. He described his unsatisfactory experience of working with Whitworth's to develop his Porter-Allen high speed engine in his Engineering Reminiscences. He had more luck working with Ormerod, Grierson and Co.

He returned to the USA and established his own engine manufacturing business.

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  1. 1866 Institution of Mechanical Engineers