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John Smith Raworth

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1899. High speed steam engine patented by J S Raworth

John Smith Raworth (1846-1917), chief engineer to Brush Electrical Co and technical director of British Electric Traction Co

His brother was Benjamin Alfred Raworth

1881 Charles Mark Dorman and Reginald Arthur Smith joined Mr. J. S. Raworth as his assistants.

When Mr. Raworth left Manchester, Mr. Dorman and Mr. Smith took over the small works which he had established and gradually developed the business which became Dorman and Smith Ltd.

1895 John Smith Raworth of Streatham patented a steam engine in many countries (Great Britain, No. 4,442, dated March 1, 1895, and No. 24,751, dated July 9, 1895). Patented in the USA in 1897. US Patent here.

1911 Living at 46 Christchurch Road, Brixton: John Smith Raworth (age 65 born York), Civil Engineer, Company Director. With his wife Margaret Carrington and their daughter.[1]

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  1. 1911 Census