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Arthur and James Rigg

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of the Phoenix Ironworks, Chester

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

1857 Messrs Arthur and James Rigg exhibited some sectional wooden model diagrams of a steam engine, pump, parallel motion, corn and threshing machine, door lock, machine for morticing and tenoning timber; also sectional models of the electric telegraph, and the link motion for steam engines. Expected to be used in schools.

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]

Became James Rigg

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 4 September 1866