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Sudlow (Oldham)

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From 'Engineering' 1874
From 'Engineering' 1874

William Eli Sudlow of Oldham invented a rotary engine in the 1870s

1874 Engine exhibited at the Peel Park Exhibition, Salford. Described in 'Engineering' magazine (see illustrations) [1]

Engine described in various journals [2]

Sudlow's engine patented in the USA: Patent number: 223257; Filing date: Nov 11, 1878; Issue date: Jan 6, 1880 [3]

1876 Patent 4466 for improvements in machinery or apparatus for steaming and setting textile fabrics [4]

1877 Various references to bankruptcy of a William Eli Sudlow, living in Heaton Norris, Cheshire

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Engineering' magazine, 10th April 1874
  2. [1]Australian Town and Country Journal, 22 August 1874
  3. [2] Google Patents website
  4. 'The London Gazette', December 15, 1876