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Thomas Mead

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1808 Patent for a rotatory engine.

1814 Advert: 'TWO PATENTS, TWO STEAM-ENGINES, &c. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By BELL and HENDRY, In the EXCHANGE SALE-ROOM, Lowgate, HULL, On Wednesady, June 8, 1814, at twelve o'clock, (By order of the Assignees,)
SUNDRY EFFECTS of Thomas Mead, a Debtor released under the Insolvent Act, as per his Schedule, delivered to the Court, and for the Benefit of Creditors.
Two PATENTS granted to said Thomas Mead, of Sculcoates, Engineer; one bearing date 24th August, 1808— the other 28th April, 1813, for Improved Steam Engines, with or without Condensation. The Specifications include several improvements of great utility, viz. an Endless Chain; the Driving of Carriages and Boats by Legs and Paddles; Blast, Fire, Water, and Ventilating Engines; and other matters, all worthy the notice of Engineers, Mechanics, or others, as there is considerable Interest in the exclusive right, which a competent Person may turn to great advantage; the methods being applicable to so many purposes. A Portable Reciprocating STEAM ENGINE, of about Three Horse power, unfinished. Rotative STEAM ENGINE, of about Two Horse power, unfinished.
Six Small MODELS of Rotative Engines, unfinished.
One IRON FAN, for Blast Engine.
One FORCING PUMP, with Stand and Jet Pipes.
Five small Hollow PISTONS, with Chains.
One small Cast Iron CYLINDER, two PISTONS, and RODS connected together.
Two Cast Iron CYLINDERS connected together.
May be viewed at the Sale-room, and particulars had of the Assignees; Todd and Campbell or Bell and Hendry, Auctioneers.' [1]

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  1. Hull Packet - Tuesday 31 May 1814