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George Manwaring

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of Marsh Place, London

1812 George Manwaring erected a 'Statical Hydraulic Engine' for Messrs. Cook and Co., at their Alum Works, near Whitby. This was fully described and illustrated in a Paper in 1826 [1]. It was arranged as a beam engine, the cylinder being supplied with water at a head of 170 ft. The water supply incorporated an air cushion close to the engine to prevent damaging water hammer. The valve gear was cam-operated. The description and an illustration are also provided in Douglas Self's fascinating website [2]

1817 Patent in connection with steam engines.

1835: Bankrupts: George Manwaring the elder, William Manwaring, and George Manwaring the younger, engineers, York-road, Lambeth.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Transactions of the Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, Vol XLIV, 1826
  2. [1]'Water Engines' page 2 of Douglas Self's website
  3. Hereford Times, 28 March 1835