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Inventor of the 'Ives Patent Precipitating Tank'.
1888 'Provisional Specification accepted. 16,891. Edward William Ives, 135, Gerard-street, Derbv for "Improvements in bridges, part of which are also applicable for caissons for closing or operating entrances to docks, or in other analogous positions" 8th Dec.. 1887.'
1892 'Failure of a Manchester Contractor' - Edward William Ives of 7 Richmond Hill, Stretford Road. Ives, trading as E. W. Ives and Co, was declared bankrupt. He had suffered a loss, having a large claim against Heenan and Froude over a breached contract for work for the Cheshire Lines Railway. It was stated that Ives had started work at Palace Chambers, Westimster in 1874.
1897 Ives was charged with assaulting Albert John Eggleston, silk manufacturer, in the Royal Hotel, Derby. The case was dimissed.