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Thomas Buckle

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1759 Born

Became a millwright in Northumberland

Married Ann Tate

1794 Birth of his son William

Worked on improvements to agricultural machinery, some examples propelled by steam power

They moved to Hull, and then to London.

In London, he was associated with the Earl of Dundonald in the development of his numerous mechanical schemes, notably machinery for the manufacture of rope.



1923 reprint of the Obituary of William Buckle

"In our issue of October 16th, 1863, the obituary notice appeared of William Buckle, one of the early school of master engineers . Mr. Buckle's father, a Northumberland millwright, born in 1759, devoted considerable attention to the improvement of agricultural machinery, some examples of which, it is recorded, were propelled by steam power, and, coming to London, was associated with the celebrated Earl of Dundonald in the development of his numerous mechanical schemes, notably machinery for the manufacture of rope. His son William was born in 1794..." Read more here [1]



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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1923/10/19