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Christian Schiele

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

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

1855 of North Moor Foundry, he was selected to exhibit models illustrating his anti-friction curve, at the 1855 Paris Exhibition[3]

1854 Patent notice 2892 by Christian Schiele, of North Moor Foundry, Oldham, Engineer, in respect of the invention of "improvements in preventing undue oscillation in engines, machinery, carriages, and other apparatus."[4]

1858 Patent to Christian Schiele, and Frederick Schiele, both of Oldham, in the county of Lancaster, Engineers, Certain improvements in hydro-extractors or centrifugal drying machines, and in the method of lubricating their bearings, which method is also applicable to other bearings where lubrication is required[5]

Patented a design of fan.

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). [6]

1865 Bankrupt.

1866 Published a book he had written "Advice to his Brother Inventors in England"; this was published in Frankfurt[7]. 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.[8]

1869 Died in Frankfurt[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. Blackburn Standard - Wednesday 09 June 1847
  2. 1851 Census
  3. London Gazette 23 Jan 1855
  4. London Gazette 25 April 1854
  5. London Gazette 25 Oct 1861
  6. 1861 Census
  7. The Engineer 1866/09/28
  8. The Engineer 1926/10/01
  9. Schiele family tree on Ancestry