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Daniel Large (1778?-1861)
Daniel Large married Mary Morehouse on 5 Jan 1802 in Burnley, Lancashire. They emigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807 [? See below - he built an engine in America in 1804!]. Their children were: Elizabeth Large, Horatio M. Large, Daniel Large, Christopher Large, William J. Large, Ann Large, and Ellen Large. Daniel Large evidently prospered, as he was able to return to England for a trip in 1827, in company with James Patterson (who had married Eliza Large). They travelled extensively and visited Daniel's parents, who were living near Melksham, Wiltshire. He also visited two brothers, Samuel Large and William Large, also near Melksham.
Served his apprenticeship with Boulton and Watt.
Emigrated to the USA.
1804 Built a 6.5 HP engine for Wetherill & Brother's whitelead works
1810 Built an engine for the Globe
1813 Constructed a steam engine for the Globe Mill, near Philadelphia.
1813 Built the engine for 'Chesapeake', the first steamboat on Chesapeake Bay. Hull built at the shipyard of William Flanigan in Baltimore.
1813? Built the engine for the steamboat 'Delaware' constructed by J. and F. Grice.
1835 Built engines for steam towing boat 'Pennsylvania' for the Lehigh Coal Co
Built a steam engine for grinding bark, etc., at the tannery of H. S. Weigand, Lancaster, Pa.
1837 Built an engine for Joseph Leadbetter's iron foundry in Philadelphia
1838 Built an 8 HP engine for B. Hutchinson's drug mill in Philadelphia County
1856 Daniel Large patented a type of steam-powered icebreaker.