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 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 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.

William Baddeley

From Graces Guide

William Baddeley (c1806-1867) C.E.

1839 William Baddeley proposed an 'Exercising Carriage' in the Mechanics Magazine of 13th April 1839 that was an early form of bicycle [1]

1851 Award at the 1851 Great Exhibition. See details at 1851 Great Exhibition: Reports of the Juries: Class V.

Four years connected with the Mechanic's Magazine

For twenty years an Inspector with the Royal Society for the Protection of Life from Fires.

1867 March 31st. Died. Probate describes him as a civil engineer and patent agent of Islington


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Sources of Information

  1. Bicycle, The History by David V. Herlihy. Pub. 2004