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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.

Joseph Beverley Fenby

From Graces Guide
1878.
1880. Fenby's pantograph.

c1843 Born in Liverpool

1861 Usher at Tavistock Grammar School[1]

1863 Patent to Joseph Beverley Fenby of Worcester, Gentleman, for the invention of " a new or improved instrument or apparatus to be attached to pianofortes, organs, and other similar keyed musical instruments, for printing the score of any music performed on the said instruments.[2]

1864 Patent to Joseph Beverley Fenby, of the city of Worcester, Mechanical Engineer, for the invention-of "improvements in locks and latches."[3]

1864 Patent to Joseph Beverley Fenby, of the city of Worcester, Mechanical Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in buckles."[4]

1865 Patent to Joseph Beverley Fenby, of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, Mechanical Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in fastenings for safe doors, and other doors and lids, and for other like purposes."[5]

1866 Previously a teacher of classics at a grammar school. His lock and machine for making same was manufactured by Samuel Whitfield and Sons of Birmingham[6]

1866 Joseph Beverley Fenby, Engineer, 327 Pershore Road, Birmingham.[7]

1866 Patent to Joseph Beverley Fenby, of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, Mechanical Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in pumps for raising and forcing liquids."[8]

1867 Patent to Joseph Beverley Fenby, of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, Mechanical Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in connecting door and other knobs to tbeir spindles."[9]

1867 Patent to Joseph Beverley Fenby, of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, Mechanical Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in valves for hydraulic presses and for other purposes."[10]

1867 Patent to Samuel Amphlet, of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, Manufacturer, and Joseph Beverley Fenby, of Birmingham aforesaid, Mechanical Engineer, have given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in machinery for ruling ornamental patterns or devices."[11]

1869 Joseph Beverley Fenby, engineer, son of Joseph Fenby, school master , married Emma Richmond in Erdington[12]

1870 Patent to James Neale, of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, Manufacturer, and Joseph Beverley Fenby, of the same place, Civil Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in attaching lamps to carriages."[13]

1871 Joseph B Fenby 29, civil engineer, lived in Erdington with Emma L Fenby 25, Alaric Fenby 1, Ronald E Fenby 4 Months[14]

1872 Patent to Joseph Beverley Fenby, of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, Civil Engineer, for the invenlion of "improvements in apparatus for regulating the flow and pressure of fluids"[15]

1872 Patent to Joseph Beverley Fenby, of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, Civil Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in colour tops"[16]

1874 Patent to Joseph Beverley Fenby, of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, Civil Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in vessels or apparatus for the infusion of coffee, and for other like purposes."[17]

1875 Patent to Joseph Beverley Fenby, of Yardley, in the county of Worcester, Civil Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in hydraulic cranes, which improvements are also applicable to hydraulic machinery for forging and stamping, and for other like purposes."[18]

1876 Patent to Joseph Beverley Fenby, of Yardley, in the county of Worcester, Civil Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in easels and in appliances for facilitating the practice of out of door painting."[19]

1877 Patent to Joseph Beverley Fenby, of Yardley, in the county of Worcester, Civil Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in camp or folding stools, chairs, tables, and beds."[20]

1878 Dissolution of the Partnership between Thomas Ferdinand Walker and Joseph Beverley Fenby, at Andover street, Fazeley street, and Victoria-buildings, Albert-street, Birmingham, as Wood Carvers and Camp Eurniture Manufacturers. The business of the late firm was continued by Joseph Beverley Fenby and another, under the style or firm of J. B. Fenby and Co.[21]

1891 Joseph B Fenby 49, civil engineer, lived in Sutton Coldfield with Emma L Fenby 44, Alaric V C Fenby 21, student of physical sciences, Ronald E Fenby 20, Edgar B Fenby 18, Ethel M Fenby 16, Rupert C Fenby 15, Edith R Fenby 13, Hilda M Fenby 11, Winifred M Fenby 7[22]

1903 Died in Kings Norton[23]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. London Gazette 19 May 1863
  3. London Gazette 22 Jan 1864
  4. London Gazette 29 April 1864
  5. London Gazette 1 Dec 1865
  6. The Engineer 1866/06/01
  7. 1866 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  8. London Gazette 2 March 1866
  9. London Gazette 29 March 1867
  10. London Gazette 15 Nov 1867
  11. London Gazette 7 Jan 1868
  12. Marriage record
  13. London Gazette 16 Sept 1870
  14. 1871 census
  15. London Gazette 10 May 1872
  16. London Gazette 1 Nov 1872
  17. London Gazette 22 May 1874
  18. London Gazette 29 Oct 1875
  19. London Gazette 14 July 1876
  20. London Gazette 13 April 1877
  21. London Gazette 10 Jan 1879
  22. 1891 census
  23. BMD