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Charles Talbot Porter

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1879. The Porter-Allen Engine.

Charles Talbot Porter (1826-1910)

Charles T. Porter was an American lawyer, engineer and inventor.

See Wikipedia entry and obituary in the American Machinist.

1866 He worked with Whitworth and Co, Chorlton Street, Manchester.[1]. 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.

1868 Illustrations and brief description in Engineering of the Porter-Allen engine constructed by Joseph Whitworth and Co.[2]

He returned to the USA and established his own engine manufacturing business.

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