Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,167 pages of information and 245,637 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

James Ashworth (2)

From Graces Guide
1788. Fourness and Ashworth Steam Engine.

1788 Patent granted to Robert Fourness and James Ashworth for a steam engine for conveying or propelling travelling carriages, of which a model appears to have been made with four wheels and threeupright cylinders. The engine was geared to the back axle by means of cog wheels. [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Timothy Hackworth and the Locomotive by Robert Young. Published 1923.
  • Steam Locomotion on Common Roads by William Fletcher. Published 1891.