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Joshua Taylor Beale

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Joshua Taylor Beale of Whitechapel and Greenwich, London.

An excellent account of J T Beale's work is available online.[1] [2]

Married Hannah

1825 An engineer. Birth of son, John, in Tower Hamlets[3]

1828 'Specification of the Patent granted to Joshua Taylor Beale, of Church-lane, Whitechapel, in the county of Middlesex, Engineer; and George Richardson Porter, of Old Broad Street, in the city of London, Merchant, for "a new mode of communicating Heat for various purposes". Dated July 19, 1828[4]

Patented Beale's Exhausters.[5]

1837 May have bid to supply the London and Croydon Railway with locomotives.

1837 William Richardson worked for Beal and Henderbury of East Greenwich. - possibly a connection?

1843 Beale's patent rotary engine and tubular boiler (Mr Beale of East Greenwich). He named his rotary steam engine "Anti-John Scott Russell Steam Engine", referring to an opponent of this type of engine[6]

1847 Steam engine and boiler maker, of East Greenwich[7]

c.1849 Single-cylinder A-frame condensing beam engine for The Silk Mill, Glemsford[8]. This engine is now in the care of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, having previously been on display in Newcastle.[9]

1862 Beale's engines were used by many of the London gas companies for driving exhausters[10]

1866 His son John Beale repaired two of the large exhausters of the City of London Gas Light and Coke Co. [11]

A 1/10 scale model of a Beale exhauster is in the possession of the Musee des Arts et Metiers. The model, of a Beale exhauster by Bacaresse, was made by Jules Henri Digeon c.1878.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Greenwich Peninsula History: Beale
  2. [2] Greenwich Peninsula History: Chapter 8 An Engineering Interlude
  3. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms
  4. [3] The Repertory of Patent Inventions etc, Vol VIII, 1830 pp.141-147 (detailed description).
  5. The Engineer 1870/06/17
  6. The Engineer 1862/03/28
  7. 1847 Bagshaw's History, Gazetteer and Directory
  8. ‘Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain: Volume 9‘ by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd
  9. [4] Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums collections online catalogue: Item TWCMCS:B989
  10. The Engineer 1862/03/28
  11. The Engineer 1870/06/17 page 374.
  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  • Mechanics Magazine Volume XXXIX (39) 1843 Pt2 p322
  • Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10