Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Harold Dennis Taylor

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Harold Dennis Taylor (1862-1943) of T. Cooke and Sons

1862 Born in Huddersfield

1884 Patent. Improvements of the springs of bicycles and tricycles.[1]

1885 Joined the firm of T. Cooke and Sons and took out over 50 patents during his time there

1893 He was the company's manager and patented the "Cooke Triplet" lens, consisting of three optical elements made of different sorts of glass. With this construction chromatic aberration was reduced to a minimum. Taylor took his design to Taylor, Taylor and Hobson for manufacture.

1897 Patent. Improved frame for open front tandem bicycles.[2]

1899 Patent. Improvement in low power telescopes.[3]

1917 Harold Dennis Taylor and T. Cooke and Sons Limited, whose registered office is at 6, Lendel, York petitioned for an extension of the Letters Patent for "An Improved Short Base Range Finder," bearing the date of 6th of June, 1904, for a further term.[4]

1943 February 26th. Died. Obituary.[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. York Herald - Saturday 27 September 1884
  2. Hull Daily Mail - Friday 20 August 1897
  3. York Herald - Friday 17 February 1899
  4. The London Gazette 23 November 1917
  5. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Wednesday 03 March 1943