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Joseph Knowles Broadbent

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Joseph Knowles Broadbent (1833-1918) of J. K. Broadbent

1833 Born at Warley the son of Joseph Broadbent, Publican of the Golden Fleece and his wife Eliza Crawshaw.

1861 Married(1) at Manchester to Jane Nelson Boyd

1867 Patent. '19. And Joseph Knowles Broadbent, of the city of Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, has given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in machinery or apparatus for the prevention of smoke from furnaces used for steam boilers, and other similar.purposes."'[1]

1870 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting and carried on between us the undersigned, Joseph Knowles Broadbent, Samuel Prestwich, and John Prestwich, carrying on business at Farnworth, in the count) of Lancaster, as Manufacturers of Smoke Burning Machinery, under the style or firm of Broadbent and Prestwich, is this day dissolved by mutual consent, and that all debts due and owing to and by the said firm, will be received and paid by the said Samuel Prestwich and John Prestwich...'[2]

1871 Patent. " improvements in instruments or gauges for measuring and indicating the pressure and vacuum or differences of pressure..."

1877 Liquidation. '...Special Resolution for Liquidation by Arrangement of the affairs of Joseph Knowles Broadbent, of 38, Park-street and 9, Datum-street, Cheetham, in the county of Lancaster, Engineer and Machinist...'[3]

1907 Married(2) at Chorlton to Elizabeth Wilson

1911 Boarder at 46 Derby Street, Moss Side, Manchester: Joseph Knowles Broadbent (age 77 born Sowerby Bridge), Mechanical Engineer - Retired.[4]

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