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Thomas Hampton

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Thomas Hampton (c1840- ) of the Phoenix Bessemer Steel Works

Engineer for the Phoenix Bessemer Steel Works, The Ickles, Sheffield. [1]

c.1840 Born in Tettenhall, Staffordshire

1871 Manager, armour plate works; living in Sheffield with his wife Annie and four children[2]

1871 Thomas Hampton and William Radcliffe (1844-1908) built and operated a steelworks at the Ickles - Hampton, Radcliffe and Co

1872 They sold the works to the adjoining Phoenix Bessemer Steel Co., Ltd. and the company was wound up.

c.1872 Mr. Thomas Hampton and Mr. Radcliffe started the Phoenix Bessemer Steel Works, taking over the Phoenix Works.

1873 Patent application by Thomas Hampton, of Sheffield, Steel Manufacturer, in respect of the invention of "an improvement in the manufacture of armour and other plates."[3]

1881 Steel manufacturer, living in Sheffield with his wife Annie and nine children[4]

1883 Mr. Hampton left the Phoenix Works and was replaced by Edward Tozer, the company changing its name to Steel, Peech and Tozer.

1891 Steel and Iron Manufacturer[5]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1880/09/24
  2. 1871 census
  3. London Gazette 25 March 1873
  4. 1881 census
  5. 1891 census