Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,136 pages of information and 245,598 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

W. G. and R. Heaton

From Graces Guide

Messrs. W. G. and R. Heaton, of Birmingham, have built several steam carriages which have operated with various degrees of success in their own neighbourhood. Their patent is dated the 5th of October, 1830.

These were 3 sons of Ralph Heaton, presumably William, George and Reuben, also in business as Heaton Brothers, possibly also with John Heaton

c1833 Formed Heaton's Steam Carriage Co but disbanded in 1834 'results of experiments not satisfactory' [1]


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Sources of Information

  1. Steam Locomotion on Common Roads by William Fletcher. Published 1891.