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Born in Cirencester.
1825 James White listed in Baines' Directory as a civil engineer, 5 Bedford Street, Chorlton Row, Manchester.
White's 'A NEW CENTURY OF INVENTIONS, BEING Designs & Descriptions OF ONE HUNDRED MACHINES, RELATING TO ARTS, MANUFACTURES, & DOMESTIC LIFE.' Manchester, 1822, is available online. Other formats available here. Numerous devices invented by White are described and illustrated, showing remarkable ingenuity, and varying degrees of practicality.
James White's design for a machine for cutting wooden patterns to mould spiral bevel gears was featured in the American Machinist in 1922