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Thomas Christy and Co (Fenchurch St)

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of Fenchurch Street, London.

1871 Patent to Henry Herapath Siebe and William Gorman, both of Denmark-street, Soho, Submarine Engineers, and Thomas Christy junior, of Fenchurch-street, Contractor, for the invention of "improvements in the construction of vessels for raising sunken ships or other bodies."[1]

1873 The Submarine Salvage Association was formed to acquire and work the patent rights of Siebe, Gorman and Christy in the invention for raising ships [2].

1876 Introduced Muntz's tannin testing apparatus. [3]

1884 Exhibited at the Agricultural Show at Shrewsbury: Cutter and elevator for forage, manufactured by A. Albaret, of Liancourt, Rantigny, Oise, France; Albaret's patent combined forage-cutter and elevator, for cutting and storing in silos, maize, and all forage crops.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette, 29 December 1871
  2. Daily News, 31 July 1873
  3. The Engineer 1876/03/10
  4. The Engineer 11 July 1884