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Knowles and Buxton

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of the Patent Tubular Tuyere Works, Brimington, near Chesterfield.

1856 Patent 1798. John Knowles, of Calow, Derbyshire, Ironmaster, and William Buxton, of Birmingham, manager of iron works- improvements in tuyeres.[1][2]

1859 Advert - Manufacturers of Patent Tubular Tuyeres.

1863 Patent of 1859 extended[3]

1869 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership lately ill subsisting between us Sarah Knowles, of Matlock, in the county of Derby, Widow and executrix of the late John Knowles, of Matlock aforesaid, Gentleman, and William Buxton, of Burton-upon-Trent, in the county of Stafford, Shopkeeper, in respect to an invention for the improvement of Tuyeres, and generally as Blacksmiths, the works being called or known by the name of the Patent Tubular Tuyere Works, Brimington, near Chesterfield, in the said county of Derby, and heretofore carried on under the firm of Knowles and Buxton, was on the 29th day of September last, dissolved by mutual consent...'[4]

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