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James Stone

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of Gloucester?

Engineer for Charles Dance?

'who has had the management of the Steam Carriages of Gloucester'

1831. "The committee have also examined Messrs. Summers and Ogle, Mr. Hancock and Mr. Stone whose steam carriages have been in daily use for some months past on common roads. . . .Mr. James Stone states that 'thirty-six persons have been carried on one steam-carriage. That the engine drew five times its own weight nearly, at the rate of from five to six miles per hour, partly up an inclination" [1] [2]

1854 Described as later of of New York City [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons in 1831 as quoted in Motors and Motor-driving
  2. The Morning Post, Thursday, December 01, 1831
  3. American Railroad Journal, V. 27, 1854