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Charles Talbot Porter (1826-1910)
Charles T. Porter was an American lawyer, engineer and inventor.
1866 He worked with Whitworth and Co, Chorlton Street, Manchester.. He described his unsatisfactory experience of working with Whitworth's to develop his Porter-Allen high speed engine in his Engineering Reminiscences. He had more luck working with Ormerod, Grierson and Co.
He returned to the USA and established his own engine manufacturing business.