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Aveling and Rawlinson

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1861 Patent for improvements to locomotive engines by Thomas Aveling and Henry Rawlinson, both engineers and of Rochester. [1]

1861 The main works were concentrated at Strood

1862 Needing capital to expand, Richard Porter joined the company and the name changed to Aveling and Porter.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Belfast News-Letter, Saturday, November 30, 1861