James Proctor of Hammerton Street Iron Works, Burnley
1887 Brought a legal case about the design/use of a mechanical stoker which infringed his patent against Bennis; Proctor also brought cases against others for using stokers that infringed his patent, namely Messrs Thompson and Son of Southwick Yard, Sunderland, Sutton Lodge Chemical Co, Messrs Arkwright and Co and a Mr Rouse of Bradford .
1888 Proctor's case to defend his patent was upheld .
1891 Manufacturer of equipment for the cotton industry.
1917 Advert. Shovel stoker.