Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Benjamin Thompson

From Graces Guide

1821 Benjamin Thompson, late of Ayton, Durham, took out a patent dated October 24, 1821, for "a method of facilitating the conveyance of carriages along iron and wood railways, tramways, and other roads;" [1]

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