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Manchester Boiler Association

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The Manchester Association for the Prevention of Steam Boiler Explosions, of 41 Corporation St, Manchester

Also see Association for the Prevention of Steam Boiler Explosions

1854 The Association was formed

1854 William Fairbairn addressed a meeting in Manchester proposing a voluntary association to prevent boiler explosions and improve fuel economy[1]

1853 (more probably 1855) Robert Bewick Longridge was appointed chief inspector of the Manchester Steam Users Association for the prevention of boiler explosions and for the attainment of economy in the application of steam[2].

1858 Robert Longridge left the association

1859 Henry William Harman was appointed Chief Engineer to the Manchester Association for the prevention of Steam Boiler Explosions

1861 Mr Harman retired

1862 Lavington Evans Fletcher was chief engineer

c.1869 became the Manchester Steam Users Association

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 22, 1854
  2. National Archives [1]