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James Honiball

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of 143 Cheapside, London (1834)[1]

of Farringdon Within, London (1848)[2]

of Dunston Anchor Works, Gateshead

1838 Honiball took out a patent in the name of one of inventors of an improved design of anchor, one Mr Porter; he and the other inventor had been working for Honiball at his warehouse in Cheapside. Honiball then established a factory at Dunston, near Gateshead, and proved the anchor a practical and scientific success but not a commercial success.

Honiball died in 1852. Trotman then improved the anchor and it was accepted as the best version by an Admiralty committee[3]

1853 Honiball's widow, Mary, of Saint John's Wood, patented certain improvements in anchors.

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Sources of Information

  1. Electoral register
  2. Land Tax records
  3. The Engineer 1860/07/13