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Joseph Rodgers

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c.1823 Born in Hough Hall, Yorks

1866 Patent petition by Joseph Rodgers of Hunslet, near Leeds, in the county of York, in respect of the invention of "improvements in the construction of drums, pulleys, "glazers", and cones.[1]

Possibly this was the Mr Rodgers who became a partner in Hudswell, Clarke and Rodgers and whose patented wrought iron pulleys were made in thousands by the company and its successors.

1871 Living in Hunslet, a mechanical engineer, with his wife Sarah Jane[2]

By 1881 his wife, Sarah Jane, was a widow living in Leeds[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette 7 May 1867
  2. 1871 census
  3. 1881 census