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Henry R. Worthington

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1889. High duty, high pressure oil pumping engines.

New York engineer.

1850 H. T. Worthington patented the Worthington pump in USA[1].

1880 Worthington's patent expired

1884 Establishment of a UK company, Worthington Pumping Engine Co, as a branch of an American company of similar name, being the sales company for Worthington-type feed pumps made by the Henry R. Worthington company. The UK company obtained its supplies either from H. R. Worthington or from the independent British engineers James Simpson and Co who manufactured under agreements[2].

1899 The International Steam Pump Co was formed bringing together Henry R. Worthington Co and a number of other steam pump makers.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 27 October 1894
  2. The Times, 1 December 1902