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Sheldon H. Stubbs

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1891 British Patent 21,989, issued 21st November 1891, (and subsequent Belgian, French, German and US patents) for improvements to pneumatic tyres, issued to Sheldon Harold Stubbs of Longsight[1]

1895 Listed as Stubbs’ Patent Co in Slater’s Manchester & Salford Directory Part 2, sharing No. 5 New Wakefield Street with several other businesses

1897 Photographs show that Stubbs’ business premises in New Wakefield Street were by no means ostentatious. Part of a window displays a sign which appears to refer to Stubbs’ 'Patent Automatic Steam Ejectors and Steam Traps'. The sliding gate, shared with B. J. Duggan announces The Stubbs Patent Coy. [2]

1903 Listed as Sheldon H Stubbs, Engineer, in Slater’s Directory of Manchester & Salford, Part 1, at 3b New Wakefield Street. It is probable that he had moved to the more impressive premises next door (seen in one of the 1897 photographs [3] with the Begg & Co sign, Begg’s address being No. 3a). Stubbs’ residence at this time was given as 6 St Bees Street, Moss Side.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Online copy of US Patent 508,996
  2. [2] 1897 photograph in Manchester City Council’s Manchester Local Image Collection, Identifier: m03638
  3. [3] 1897 photograph in Manchester City Council’s Manchester Local Image Collection, Identifier: m03642