Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Thomas Bridge

From Graces Guide

Civil Engineer, of Tewkesbury.

1758, 12 January, Patent No. 720, for a water balance-assisted crane, intended for transferring goods between canal boats instead of constructing locks.[1]


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Sources of Information

  1. 'The Stroudwater Canal' by Michael Handford, 1979, Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd. The patent drawing of the crane is shown in Plate 9