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Henry Crichley

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Stove Grate Manufacturer of Birmingham (1863)

c.1822 Born

1854 George Wright, George Wilton Chambers and Henry Crichley established Crichley, Wright and Co at Burton Weir, Sheffield

1861 Crichley moved to Birmingham; the other 2 partners continued the business in Sheffield.

1861 Patent for the invention of "improvements in the manufacture and ornamentation of metallic chimney pieces, or mantel pieces, and in the ornamentation of metallic stoves and fire places."[1]

1862 of Henry Crichley and Co, of Sheffield Place, Coventry Road, Birmingham, patentees and manufacturers of enamelled stove grates, hot air stoves, metallic chimney pieces, hat stands, hall tables, etc[2]

1863 Patent for the invention of "improvements in stove grates and kitchen ranges."[3]

1875 Patent for "improvements in stoves or fire places for heating apartments, kitchen, ranges, and conservatories, and for other like purposes."[4]

1876 Patent to Henry Crichley, Manufacturer, and Herbert Ernest Newton Mason, both of Birmingham, Manufacturers, for the invention of "improvements in chandeliers and lamps burning volatile oils"[5]

1879 Stove grate manufacturer; died in Kings Norton[6]


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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 7 June 1861
  2. Corporation Alphabetical Directory
  3. London Gazette 25 September 1863
  4. London Gazette 19 March 1875
  5. London Gazette 7 July 1876
  6. National probate calendar