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Stephen Maberley

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Sometimes shown as John A. Maberley, a London currier

Held steam engine patent with Jabez Carter Hornblower

By 1790 Jabez Carter Hornblower had set up in business in London with financial backing from well-to-do currier John Maberly, where he designed a new steam engine based on the patented designs of Isaac Mainwaring.

1796 Hornblower and Maberly were sued by Boulton and Watt, who claimed one of Watt's patents – concerning the condenser had been infringed. [1] After a long trial, judgement in 1799 was in favour of Boulton and Watt and brought about the collapse of Hornblower and Maberly's business.

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Sources of Information

  1. Hereford Journal - Wednesday 21 December 1796