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John Wakefield (of Manchester)

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1825 John Wakefield was listed as the 'original inventor of an effectual method of consuming smoke', 8 Ancoats Place, Manchester[1].

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Sources of Information

  1. 'History, Directory, and Gazeteer of the County of Lancaster', Vol 2, by Edward Baines and W. Parson