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Edward Hayes (Stony Stratford)

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January 1880.
January 1888.
1893. Shallow Draught Steamer for Egypt.
1903. The Hayes Steam Launch.

Engineer, of Watling Works, Stony Stratford, Bucks.

1847 Edward Hayes, Senior left Wolverton Works and moved to Stony Stratford to start the Watling Works manufacturing steam engines and agricultural machinery but he experienced difficulty in persuading farmers to use steam engines.

1857 Patented the steam Power Windlass.

1861 Silver medal at the Leeds Royal Agricultural Society Show.

Hayes patented surface condensers for marine engines, and a self-moving anchor.

From 1860 the business concentrated on building steamers for coasting, canal and river work at home and abroad. [1]

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