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James Ashworth (2)

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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.