Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,685 pages of information and 235,430 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Edward W. Chapman

From Graces Guide

1812 William Chapman of Durham and his brother Edward W. Chapman of Wallsend, Northumberland, took out a patent for "a method or methods of facilitating the means, and reducing the expense, of carriage on railways and other roads;" [1] [2] The engine may have been built by the Butterley Co

1814 Second locomotive was an eight-wheeled engine and built by Phineas Crowther

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Sources of Information

  1. Engineers and Mechanics Encyclopedia 1839: Railways: William and E. W. Chapman
  2. Timothy Hackworth and the Locomotive by Robert Young. Published 1923.
  • A Treatise upon Elemental Locomotion by Alexander Gordon. 1836.
  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816