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Samuel Calley

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Engineer, of Newcastle

Samuel was the son of John Calley of Dartmouth, partner of Thomas Newcomen[1].

In 1717-8, when only 16, Samuel was sent to oversee the erection of an engine at Byker, near Newcastle[2]

1743 Advert: 'To be Sold, At a reasonable Price, together or seperate, TWO very good Brass Cylenders for Fire Engines, one 32 Inches Diameter, and nine Foot long, the other 24 Inches Diameter, and nine Feet in length. Enquire of Mr Samuel Calley, Engineer, at his House on St Peter's Key, near Newcastle upon Tyne.'[3]

Note: These would have been cylinders for Newcomen engines.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] 'The Making of Steam Power Technology - A Study of Technical Change during the British Industrial Revolution' by Alessandro Nuvolari, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, 2004
  2. [2] 'The British Patent System and the Industrial Revolution 1700-1852' by Sean Bottomley, Cambridge University Press, 2014
  3. Newcastle Courant - Saturday 25 June 1743