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John William Clare

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John William Clare (c1821- ) CE, of 2 Surrey Square, Old Kent Road, London

1856 Patent. '2757. To John William Clare of White-street, in the parish of Saint George the Martyr, in the county of Surrey, for the invention of "improvements in preventing, removing, consuming, and condensing smoke and noxious vapours, and in apparatus for those purposes."'[1]

1858 Patent. '6. To John William Clare, of Surrey-square, in the county of Surrey, Civil Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in steam engines and boilers, part of which improvements is applicable to furnaces."'[2]

1861 Living at 2 Surrey Square. Kent Road, Southwark: John W. Clare (age 40 born London), Civil Engineer. With his wife Sarah A. Clare (age 40 born London), Teacher of Music, and their son Walter H. Clare (age 16 born London), Warehouse Boy.[3]

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