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1878 Patents to Samuel  Chatwood,  of  120,  Cannon-street,  London,  Bank  Engineer,  in  respect  of (1) the  invention  of "improvements in hydraulic arrangements for lifting and  lowering and  other purposes,"  and (2) the invention  of "improvements  in  securing  doors  or  gates  of  safes  and bank rooms, and other doors, gates, and shutters."<ref>London Gazette 3 Sept 1878</ref>
  
 
1881 Patent for improvements to bicycles and tricycles <ref> Birmingham Daily Post, Friday, March 11, 1881</ref>
 
1881 Patent for improvements to bicycles and tricycles <ref> Birmingham Daily Post, Friday, March 11, 1881</ref>

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Samuel Chatwood (c1833-1909) of the Chatwoods Patent Safe and Lock Co

of Lancashire Safe and Lock Works, Bolton

1861 Continued the safe business of Chatwood and Dawes in Bolton after William Dawes, his partner, left the partnership.

1864 Continued Chatwood and Parkin after Parkin left

1878 Patents to Samuel Chatwood, of 120, Cannon-street, London, Bank Engineer, in respect of (1) the invention of "improvements in hydraulic arrangements for lifting and lowering and other purposes," and (2) the invention of "improvements in securing doors or gates of safes and bank rooms, and other doors, gates, and shutters."[1]

1881 Patent for improvements to bicycles and tricycles [2]


1910 Obituary [3]

SAMUEL CHATWOOD, founder of the firm of Chatwood & Co., safemakers, of Bolton, died on December 2, 1909, in his seventy-seventh year.

Although best known as a maker of safes, he was an engineer of wide knowledge and experience, and in his earlier years was recognised as an inventor in many fields of engineering. While devoting most of his time to his business, he found time to produce improvements in steam-hammers, engines, boilers, mechanical stokers, mining and colliery plant. He also invented an hydraulic balance for direct-acting lifts, which, in a modified form, was very widely used.

He was an associate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and of several other scientific bodies.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1877.


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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 3 Sept 1878
  2. Birmingham Daily Post, Friday, March 11, 1881
  3. 1910 Iron and Steel Institute: Obituaries