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Willans and Ward

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Consulting engineers, of 51 Lincoln's-inn Fields[1]

Tangyes of Birmingham had the licence to make engines to Peter William Willans's patented design but there were numerous failures, so Willans left his employers, Messrs. Penn, to join Alexander Ward, who had bought a share of the patents, and, as Willans and Ward, Consulting Engineers, to devote the whole of his time to try to make a success of the undertaking.

Shortly afterwards Messrs. Tangyes withdrew from the business; Messrs Hunter and English of Bow started to make the Willans engine for marine purposes

1876 Mr. Willans was appointed manager of this branch of their business.

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  1. The Engineer 1875/10/01