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Arthur Rigg (London)

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1871. Steam winches.
January 1880.
January 1888. Hydraulic engine with variable power.
June 1888.
December 1889.

c1857 Arthur Rigg acquired the Phoenix Ironworks for his sons Arthur and James

1865 Dissolution of the Partnership between Arthur Rigg, Junior and James Rigg, carrying on business as Engineers and Machinists, at George-street, in the city of Chester, under the style or firm of Arthur and James Rigg.[1]

By 1873 Arthur junior had established business in London, with works in Chester.

1876 Designed water turbines for the Waltham Abbey gunpowder factory.

1888 Rigg's patented High-speed Revolving Steam Engine. [2] [3]

1894 Rigg's governed Hydraulic Capstan. Article and illustration

c.1900 Arthur Rigg designed a fresh-air inlet supply system for the ventilation of a suite of rooms in the Royal Botanic Society's Gardens, Regent's Park.

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 4 September 1866
  2. The Engineer 1888/01/27 p69
  3. [1] Practical Engineer, 24 Feb 1888, p.90