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George L. Scott (Manchester)

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April 1870.
January 1872.
June 1872.

of Crown Ironworks, West Gorton, Manchester.

1854 Patent. '1662. To George Lamb Scott, of the city of Manchester, Moulder, and Samuel Bennett, of Manchester aforesaid, Brass Founder and Coppersmith, for the invention of "improvements in springs for pressing together rollers for mangling and other purposes." [1]

1868 Legal case. Scott vs. Beresford Engineering Co. '...The plaintiff is a practical moulder, living at Greenheys, Manchester, and the defendants are a limited liability company, carrying on business as manufacturers of machines at Portwood, near Stockport. In October, 1865, plaintiff obtained a patent for improvements in an apparatus for moulding tooth and other wheels, and it was stated that prior to plaintiff's invention the only machine patented for the purpose of making wheels was that of Mr. Jackson, whose patent dated from 1844. That machine, however, was not portable and was very expensive, its manufacture costing at least £2,000 for each machine. The plaintiff's machine was, portable and cheap, costing only from £90 to £150... [2]

1871. Patent for improvements in ventilating mines [3]

1872 of Crown Ironworks, West Gorton, Manchester.

1874 Liquidation. 'George Lamb Scott, of 18, Nelson-street. Chorlton-upon-Medlock, within the city of Manchester, manager of the Crown Iron Works at West Gorton, near the same city; liabilities, £6,100.' [4]

1890 Company founded.

1896 Patent for improvements in Velocipedes. Revolution Cycle Co takes up the patent. [5]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Gazette Issue 21581 published on the 11 August 1854
  2. Manchester Times - Saturday 14 March 1868
  3. Preston Chronicle - Saturday 14 October 1871
  4. Manchester Evening News - Friday 26 June 1874
  5. Belfast News-Letter - Thursday 26 November 1896