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Richard Theiler

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of Meinrad Theiler and Sons and of Landis and Gyr

c1842 Born in Switzerland the son of Meinrad Theiler

1875 Patent. '423. And to Richard Theiler, 86, Canonbury road, county of Middlesex, Telegraph Engineer, and Frederick Higgins, 17, Cornhill, city of London, Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in *tell tale* or registering clocks."'[1]

1875 Patent. '3976. To Richard Theiler and Meinrad Theiler, both of No. 86, Canonbury-road, Islington, in the county of Middlesex, Telegraph Engineers, for the invention of "improvements in electric telegraphs."'[2]

1876 Patent. '731. To Richard Theiler and Meinrad Theiler, both of No. 86, Canonbury-road, Islington, in the county of Middlesex, Telegraph Engineers, for the invention of "improvements in electric telegraphs, part of these improvements being applicable in all apparatus where electro-magnets are employed."'[3]

1876 Patent. '1011. To Richard Theiler and Meinrad Theiler, both of No. 86, Canonbury-road, Islington, in the county of Middlesex, Telegraph Engineers, for the invention of "a new registering and stamping machine for omnibus, railway, or admission tickets.'[4]

1877 Patent. '1568. To Richard Theiler and Meinrad Theiler, both of Canonbury-road, in the county of Middlesex, Telegraph Engineers, for the invention of "improvements in apparatus for ascertaining, indicating, and recording the motions and stoppages of vehicles and vessels, and revolving shafts."'[5]

1878 Patent. '619. To Richard Theiler and Meinrad Theiler, both of 86, Canonbury-road, in the county of Middlesex, Telegraph Engineers, for the invention of "an improved method and apparatus for preparing, holding, stamping, registering, and issuing of tickets for use on omnibuses and tramcars, or wherever such tickets are issued."'[6]

1878 Patent. '1155. To Richard Theiler, of 86, Canonbury road, in the county of Middlesex, John Edward Wright, of 17, Leadenhall-st., in the city of London, and Meinrad Theiler, of Axenstein Villa, Canonbury-park North, in the county of Middlesex, for the invention of "improvements in telegraphs, part of such improvements being also applicable to other electrical apparatus."'[7]

1881 Living at 86 Canonbury Road, N: Richard Theiler (age 39 born Switzerland), an Engineer. With his wife Rosa Theiler (age 23 born Switzerland) and their sons Richard Theiler (age 2 born Islington) and Charles Theiler (age 2 born Islington)

1889 Report of a break-in at his workshop in Alwyne Lane, Canonbury, and where he is described as a telegraph engineer and living nearby in Canonbury Square.

1891 Living at 26(?) Petherton Road, Highbury: Richard Theiler (age 45 born Switzerland), an Electrical Engineer. With his wife Rosa Theiler (age 31 born Switzerland) and their sons Charles Theiler (age 12 born Islington) and Richard Theiler (age 12 born Islington).[8]

1891 Returned to Switzerland after selling the company to G. K. B. Elphinstone

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Gazette Issue 24184 published on the 26 February 1875. Page 12 of 50
  2. [2] Gazette Issue 24270 published on the 26 November 1875. Page 24 of 224
  3. [3] Gazette Issue 24304 published on the 10 March 1876. Page 11 of 46
  4. [4] Gazette Issue 24306 published on the 17 March 1876. Page 11 of 50
  5. [5] Gazette Issue 24458 published on the 11 May 1877. Page 22 of 64
  6. [6] Gazette Issue 24557 published on the 1 March 1878. Page 27 of 72
  7. [7] Gazette Issue 24569 published on the 5 April 1878. Page 29 of 68
  8. 1891 Census
  • M. W. Theiler and Sons. An Early Acquisition by Elliott Brothers London. H. R. Bristow