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Christian Schiele

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(Bernard) Christian Schiele (1823-1869 ) of C. Schiele and Co and the North Moor Foundry Co, inventor and manufacturer

Patented a design of fan

1823 Born in Frankfurt

1847 Patent. Christian Schiele late Frankfort-on the-Maine, but now of Manchester, mechanician, for certain improvements in machinery or apparatus for condensing steam.[1]

1851 Lodging in Timperley: Christian Schiele (age 27 born Frankfurt), Machinist employing 22 Men.[2]

1851 Married Jennet Kay

1861 Living at 12 Chorlton Grove, Stretford, Barton upon Irwell: Christian Schiele (age 37 born Frankfurt on Maine), Mechanical Engineer. With his wife Jennet Schiele (age 28 born Bury) and their children Mary Schiele (age 8 born Oldham), Emelia Schiele (age 6 born Oldham), Anne Schiele (age 4 born Oldham), and Frederick Schiele (age 2 born Oldham). [3]

1865 Bankrupt.

1866 Published a book he had written "Advice to his Brother Inventors in England"; this was published in Frankfurt[4]. In the book he advised other inventors of what the risks of wasting money on patents and suggested that someone with less than £80 assets would be well advised not to patent their invention, instead keep it secret and also establish evidence to demonstrate prior use in case anyone else tried to patent it.[5]

1869 Died in Frankfurt[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Blackburn Standard - Wednesday 09 June 1847
  2. 1851 Census
  3. 1861 Census
  4. The Engineer 1866/09/28
  5. The Engineer 1926/10/01
  6. Schiele family tree on Ancestry