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John Hill (of Leith)

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of Leith and Greenwich and Bath

On the 3d of February, 1824, a patent was granted to T. Birstall and John Hill, of Leith, for a locomotive steam carriage; an account of which was first given in the Edinburgh Journal of Science.[1]

1825 Patent. 'To Timothy Burstall, of Bankside, the parish of St. Saviour's, Southwark; and John Hill of Greenwich, Kent, Engineers; for a locomotive, or steam carriage, for the conveyance of mails, passengers, and goods.'[2]

1825 Patent. John Hill described as late of Greenwich and now of Bath.[3]

1827 His brother, a boy, was injured in the trials.[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Engineers and Mechanics Encyclopedia 1839: Railways: T. Birstall and John Hill
  2. Hereford Journal - Wednesday 16 March 1825
  3. The Repertory of Patent Inventions, and Other Discoveries and ... Volume 1
  4. Oxford University and City Herald - Saturday 28 July 1827