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Samuel Sealy Allin

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c.1836 Born in the City of Cork, Ireland

It seems that Samuel ran a flour mill in Cork, as his later partner, John Buchholz, mentioned that he had designed and installed equipment there.[1]

1866 Married Sophie C. Barker in Whitehaven[2]

1868 Birth of son Auriol in Ireland.

1870 Mechanical engineer, of Buchholz and Allin[3]

1875 Patent for treating grain

1881 Samuel S. Allin 45, timber merchant, lived in Brentford with Sophia C. Allin 33, Lionel F. Allin 4, Violet A. Allin 2[4]

1885 Mr Sealey Allin, of Queen Victoria-street, London E.C., exhibited a patent balanced float water motor, with a claimed working efficiency of over 90 per cent.

1890 Executor for John Augustus Arnold Buchholz

1890 Patent for coin-freed apparatus for delivering goods[5]

1891 Samuel Sealy Allin 55, living on own means in Chiswick with Sophie H Sealy Allin, 48 Auriol Sealy Allin 23, civil engineer, Violet A Sealy Allin 12, Ennie M A Sealy Allin 7[6]

1893 S. Sealy Allin, of 25 Garlicle (or Garlich) Hill, London, E.C., exhibited a vertical water motor; and an automatic refreshment stall, delivering hot tea and coffee, cool drinks, effervescents, biscuits, sweetmeats, for use in factories, streets, parks.

1901 Living on dividends in Cork with Sophia Katherine Allin 53[7]

1904 Died

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Sources of Information

  1. Buchholz membership proposal to Inst Civil Engineers
  2. BMD
  3. 1870 Post Office London Directory
  4. 1881 census
  5. New Zealand Gazette 3 Dec 1890
  6. 1891 census
  7. 1891 census