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William Boutland Wilkinson

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William Boutland Wilkinson (1819-1902), first patentee for reinforced concrete

1819 January 2nd. Born at Newcastle-upon-Tyne the son of Joseph Wilkinson and his wife Sarah Boutland

1833 Apprentice to Robert Preston, a plasterer

1841 In business for himself as a 'manufacturer of vases, plasterer and Modeller'

1854 Applied for patent for reinforced concrete

1876 Director of Newcastle and Gateshead Water Co

1890 Chairman of the Newcastle and Gateshead Gas Co

1902 October 13th. Died

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