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William Yates (of Westminster)

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William Yates, the younger, of Tooth and Yates

Worked with William Henry Tooth on the implemenation of his concept of a rotary furnace for mechanical puddling of iron.

c.1861 Developed a lining material for rotary converters of iron (puddling)

1861 Patent to William Henry Tooth, of Rhodeswell-road, Middlesex, Engineer, and William Yates the younger, of Parliament-street, Westminster, Agent, in respect of the invention of "improvements in the manufacture of iron and steel, and in the machinery, apparatus, or furnaces used therein, and for the production of gas to be employed in such manufacture"[1]

1868 Took out a patent on lining of furnaces

1873 William Yates of Westminster wrote to The Engineer about materials for lining reverbatory furnaces, mentioning his patent of 1868

1873 William Yates, C. Engineer, of Covent Garden[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 25 March 1862
  2. London Electoral register