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William Weild

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William Weild was a prolific inventor. A few of his patents are summarised below.

1848 'List of New Patents for November, 1848 ..... William Weild, of Manchester, mechanical draftsman, for certain improvements in machinery for spinning cotton and other fibrous substances.'[1]

1855 'English Patents Sealed During Week Ending Sept. 8, 1855 .... Dated May 7, 1855.- William Weild of Manchester, machinist, for improvements in looms or machinery for weaving pile fabrics

1859 Patent No. 2139 for a method of cutting flutes in fluting rollers, inclined to the axis of the roller [2]

1860 William Weild, Atlas Works, Manchester[3]

1873 Death notice: On the 7th inst., suddenly, at his residence, Summerhill, Shandon, Garloch, N. B., William Weild, Esq., engineer, Longsight, aged 59 years. [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Preston Chronicle, 9 December 1848
  2. The Practical Mechanic's Journal, 1 Aug 1863, p.127
  3. 1860 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  4. Manchester Evening News - Friday 10 October 1873