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Bernard Peard Walker

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Bernard Peard Walker of Bernard P. Walker, of Eagle Foundry.

c1821 Born in Wolverhampton.

1853 Mr. Bernard Peard Walker and Mr. James Warren patented an arrangement consisting of an ordinary furnace communicating with the interior of a revolving puddling furnace[1]

1861 Bernard P Walker 39, cut nail and shoe tip manufacturer, lived in Wolverhampton with Elizabeth M Walker 34[2]

1864 of Junction Cut Nail Works, Wolverhampton.

1864 of Danks, Walker and Co, Cut Nail Works, Wolverhampton.[3]

1871 Bernard P Walker 49, Captain Rifle Volunteers, Cut nail and shoe tip manufacturer, Lived in Wolverhampton, with Elizabeth M Walker 41, Bernard J Walker 11, Joseph C Walker 10, Ethel A Walker 8, Allan R Walker 7, Howard P Walker 6[4]

By 1872 Bernard Peard Walker was the proprietor of the Eagle Foundry

He was the patentee, or joint patentee, of a number of inventions, including a nail making machine patented in 1844 [5]

1880 Proceedings for Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors initiated by Bernard Peard Walker of the Eagle Foundry, Broad Street, Birmingham, residing at Moorfield Church Lane, Birmingham [6]

1881 Bernard B. Walker 60, mechanical engineer, lived in Kings Norton with Elizabeth M. Walker, Alan R. Walker 17, Howard P. Walker 15[7]

1888 Died in West Bromwich[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1874/10/09
  2. 1861 census
  3. 1864 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  4. 1871 census
  5. [1] Online version of article entitled 'Maschine zur Verfertigung von Nägeln, worauf sich Bernard Peard Walker zu Wolverhampton am 6. März 1844 ein Patent ertheilen ließ'
  6. The London Gazette Publication date:23 January 1880 Issue:24805 Page:380
  7. 1881 census
  8. BMD