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James Proctor

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December 1887.
December 1887.
December 1889.
June 1898.
February 1901.
January 1902.
February 1911. Proctor Stoker.
Patent Shovel Stoker.

James Proctor of Hammerton Street Iron Works, Burnley

1887 Brought a legal case about the design/use of a mechanical stoker which infringed his patent against Bennis; Proctor also brought cases against others for using stokers that infringed his patent, namely Messrs Thompson and Son of Southwick Yard, Sunderland, Sutton Lodge Chemical Co, Messrs Arkwright and Co and a Mr Rouse of Bradford [1].

1888 Proctor's case to defend his patent was upheld [2].

1891 Manufacturer of equipment for the cotton industry.[3]

1898 The central generating station of Birmingham Electric Supply Co, where a new Proctor automatic feeder was tested, had Proctor stokers fitted to 6 out of 7 boilers[4]

1917 Advert. Shovel stoker.[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Blackburn Standard: Darwen Observer, and North-East Lancashire Advertiser, 14 May 1887
  2. The Leeds Mercury, 30 January 1888
  3. 1891 Worrall's Cotton Spinners Directory
  4. The Engineer 1898/05/27
  5. 1917 Worrall's Yorkshire Textile Directory Advert p61