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Robert Middleton

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January 1888.
1890 Corliss engine
Middleton's Grip Safety Brake for Hoists. From ‘1892 The Practical Engineer’
February 1901.
January 1902.

Robert Middleton (1847-1912) of Sheepscar Foundry, Leeds.

1890 Illustrations and article about 125 HP 'Corliss' engine.[1]

1894 Coal Briquette Making Machinery. Article and illustration in 'The Engineer'.[2]

1912 Obituary [3]

ROBERT MIDDLETON was born at Leeds on 4th October 1847.

At the age of twenty-three he became the proprietor of the Sheepscar Foundry, Leeds, making a speciality of hydraulic machinery.

The business rapidly increased, so that the works had to be enlarged, and the building of Corliss, pumping, and stationary engines was added. Subsequently he brought out machinery for making patent fuel or briquettes, and developed a large business in this connection.

His death took place at Leeds on 11th October 1912, at the age of sixty-five.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1891.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 17th January 1890 p56
  2. The Engineer of 30th March 1894 p262-3
  3. 1912 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries