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Jonathan Edge and Co

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Tipping Iron Works, Bark Street, Bolton.

1855 Patent Sealed: Patent dated 27th September 1854, Jonathan Edge of Bolton-le-Moors, engineer, for certain improvements in pistons [1]

1861 Patent Sealed: Patent dated 9th October 1860, Jonathan Edge of Bolton-le-Moors, for certain improvements in steam engines [2]

1867 'Ten Men Burnt.— A large vessel containing about four tons of molten metal was accidentally overturned on Saturday, in the moulding shop of Mr. Jonathan Edge, the Tipping Ironworks, Bolton. Ten or twelve of the men were more or less burnt, two of them seriously.'[3]

1869 'Christening an Engine Yesterday an inter ceremony took place at the extensive cotton works of Mr. Ditchfield, Westhonghton, when a Steam Engine of 40-horses' power, made by Messrs. Jonathan Edge and Company, of this town, was christened by Mr. Ditchfield, jun. The engine, an admirable example of engineering skill, is fitted on a self-contained foundation, and supplied with Edge's patent equal-motion governor, of which an example may be seen in work at the Mechanics' Institution Exhibition. The engine was christened the “Etty Annie," after two of the young ladies of Mr. Ditchfield’s family.' [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 27 April 1854
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 6 April 1861
  3. Somerset County Gazette, 21 December 1867
  4. Bolton Evening News, 29 January 1869