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William Sparks Thomson

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William Sparks Thomson (1823-1907)

Born in the USA

1850 Married Jane T. Lewis and had two sons and a daughter

1861 Birth of son Charles

1865 Patent. William Sparks Thomson, of Paris, for improvements in covered steel, for crinoline skirts, and in the machinery for covering and uniting the same.[1]

1868 of Thomson, Pearce and Co

1870 Joined IMechE. William Sparks Thomson, Railway Buffer and Spring Manufacturer, 154 West Regent Street, Glasgow.[2]

1870 of William Sparks Thomson and Co and Thomson and Co

1872 of 6a Victoria Street, Westminster, S.W.

1874 of Crown Perfumery Co

1876 of W. S. Thomson and Co of Bow and of Thomson, Stamp and Co

1895 Living at Sidmouth Lodge, Boltons, South Kensington.[3]

1905 Living at Sidmouth Lodge, Boltons, South Kensington.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Ashton Weekly Reporter, and Stalybridge and Dukinfield Chronicle - Saturday 03 June 1865
  2. IMechE Records
  3. 1895 London Post Office Directory
  4. 1905 London Post Office Directory