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William Edward Newton (1818-1879)
1856 Patent for apparatus for riming and tapping gas fittings; William Edward Newton, of Patent Office, Chancery Lane
1862 William Edward Newton, Midland Copper Works, Guild Street, Burton-on-Trent.
1879 April 1st. Died.
1880 Obituary 
WILLIAM EDWARD NEWTON was born in London on 23rd January 1818.
He was extensively engaged in business as a surveyor and civil engineer. He also acted as a patent agent for a considerable part of his life, and took great interest in the working of the patent laws.
He became a Member of the Institution in 1862; and in 1873 read a paper on Tilghman's sand-blast process (Proceedings 1873, page 260).
His death took place on 1st April 1879, at the age of sixty-one.