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C. Schiele and Co

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1857. Expansion gear.
April 1870.

of Oldham, and of 2 Booth Street, Manchester.

Established by Christian Schiele. Products included his patented design of fan.

1858 'Stabbing. —At the Oldham petty sessions, on Thursday, William Perling was brought before the magistrates on a charge of stabbing John Barlow, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm. The prisoner, who is a moulder in the employment of Messrs. Christian Schiele and Co., ironfounders, North Moor, was engaged at work on the 30th ult. when the prosecutor had occasion to pass him with some water, which he threw on the fire and a portion of it spurted on the prisoner. Some angry words passed between them, but the matter was apparently settled until, at six o'clock at night, the prisoner, who had been nursing his wrath, stabbed the prosecutor with a sharp file over the left breast. One or two of the workmen who saw the assault ran to the assistance of prosecutor, and conveyed him to the surgery of Mr. Sharpe, surgeon, North Moor where he fainted from loss of blood. The wound was immediately dressed, but he was in so precarious a state that it was a considerable time before he could be removed home A number of witnesses were examined for the prosecution ; and tbe prisoner, who made no defence was committed for trial at tbe next Liverpool assizes.' [1]

Schiele’s Patent Turbine Water Wheels of 1863.
Schiele’s Patent Silent Fans of 1863.
Schiele’s Patent Centrifugal Pumps of 1863.
Schiele’s Patent Blast and Ventilating Engines of 1863.
Schiele’s Patent Turbine Steam Engines of 1863.
Schiele’s Patent Marine Ventilators of 1863.
Schiele’s Patent Mire Ventilators of 1863.
Schiele’s Patent Exhausters of 1863.
Schiele’s Patent Compound Fans of 1863.
Schiele’s Patent Compound Blast Engines of 1863.
Schiele’s Patent Governor of 1863.
Schiele’s Patent Wave Power Machinery of 1863.
IT having come to the knowledge of Messrs, C. Schiele & Co. that other parties are representing themselves as licences and manufacturers of the above patented inventions,
Messrs. C. Schiele and Co, beg to say that such representations are untrue, and further, that Mr. Schiele is the sole inventor, and that his firm are the sole patentees and the sole manufacturers the above patented inventions ; and that any firm or company representing that they have a licence for, or that they can manufacture or supply the same, are stating what is utterly and completely false. Messrs. C. Schiele and Co. beg to intimate that the patents sold to Mr. Schunck by Mr. Schiele only comprise Mr. Schiele’s old patents, taken out prior to 1860 ; and do not include any of the patents enumerated above, or M . Schiele s ft 1862.
Messrs. C. Schiele & Co. further state that they have no connection with any other firm or company; and further that Mr. Schiele never was a member of the North Moor Foundry Company, such Company being composed of persons who were formerly in the employ of Mr. Schiele, and to whom Mr. Schiele granted licences on royalty for his old Patent Fan of 1851, and Turbines of 1852 and 1855, and which licences Mr. Schiele withdrew in January of this year.
Spinners, Manufacturers, Calico Printers, Bleachers, Dyers, Engineers, Iron Founders, Colliery Proprietors, &c., desirous of having any of Mr. Schiele’s newest inventions, which are guaranteed to be much superior to and no infringement of Mr. Schiele’s old patents, or any other English or Foreign invention, and to which they have no resemblance whatever, are respectfully requested to apply to —
Messrs, C. SCHIELE & CO.,
Clarence Buildings, Booth-street, Manchester.
N.B.— Legal proceedings will be instituted against any person or persons infringing any of the above patents.'[2]

1865 Christian Schiele was bankrupt

1869 Christian Schiele died

By 1870 the Union Engineering Co was advertising as 'Late Schiele & Co and Crighton, Teal and Diggle, offices 2 Clarence Buildings, Booth Street, Manchester; Works - Union Works, Sophia Street, Rochdale Road, Manchester.

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Sources of Information

  1. Morning Post, 9 January 1858
  2. Bolton Chronicle, 3 October 1863