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Joseph Hatton

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1884 Steam pump
January 1888.

Joseph Hatton (1837-1900) of the Albion Foundry, Coventry.

1837 Born in Atherstone the son of John Hatton, a White Smith.

1861 Married at Aston to Catherine Grice

1881 Living at 26 King Street, Coventry: Joseph Hatton (age 45 born Atherstone), Engineer Master (Employing 16 Men and 11 Apprentices). With his wife Catherine Hatton (age 46 born Coventry) and their seven children; Lottie Hatton (age 18 born Coventry); John Hatton (age 16 born Coventry); Frank Hatton (age 15 born Coventry); Arthur Hatton (age 12 born Coventry); Annie Hatton (age 11 born Coventry); Herbert Hatton (age 9 born Coventry); and Sidney Hatton (age 8 born Coventry). Also his niece. One servant.[1]

Steam pump exhibited at the 1884 Shrewsbury Show.[2]

Coventry Challenge Steam Pump. An improved double-acting ram pump.

See Rowland Hill

Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. 'Mechanical World & Steam Users' Journal' 24th July 1884