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William Corbitt and Co

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of Masborough Stovegrate Works, Sheffield

1853 William Corbitt owned a share in the freehold of the Masbrough Works[1]

1855 Patent application by William Corbitt, of Elm-tree Bank, Rotherham, in the county of York, Stove Grate Manufacturer, in respect of the invention of "improvements in warming and ventilating apartments, parts of which improvements are applicable to the prevention of smoky chimnies."[2]

1856 Dissolution of the Partnership between Thomas Myers, William Corbitt, and George Thomson, as Stove, Grate, and Fender Manufacturers and General Ironfounders, carried on at Masbrough, in the parish of Rotherham, in the county of York, under the style or firm of Myers, Corbitt, and Company in respect of Thomas Myers. [3]

1861 William Corbitt, of Rotherham, was an iron founder employing 110 men and 72 boys[4]

1871 William Corbitt, of Rotherham, was master iron founder employing 106 men and 64 boys[5]

1873 Company registered [6]

1877 The patent #3283 of William Corbitt, of Rotherham, in the county of York, Stove Grate Manufacturer, for an invention of " improvements in cooking ranges."—Dated 25th September, 1874, was void[7]

3284. Thomas Harcourt Thompson, of Holyhead,

1876 Employment problems reported [8]

1878 William Corbitt, stove grate manufacturer and managing director of William Corbitt and Co, died in Rotherham[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. West Yorkshire, England, Electoral Registers
  2. London Gazette 17 April 1855
  3. London Gazette 22 April 1856
  4. 1861 census
  5. 1871 census
  6. The Times, Dec 24, 1877
  7. The London Gazette 5 October 1877
  8. The Engineer of 22nd September 1876 p214
  9. National probate calendar