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Woolf A.
Arthur Woolf (1766-1837). Bal-carpenter apprentice at Pool. Employed by Joseph Bramah (Pimlico) c.1785-c.1795. In 1797 apppointed engineer to Meux Reid Brewery. Patent for high-pressure (c.100 psi) tubular cast-iron boiler in 1803. 1806-1811 partnership with Humphrey Edwards. Patent for two-cylinder (compound) engine in 1811. Return to Cornwall 1811. Until his retirement he was mine entrepreneur John Taylor's favourite engineer. From March 1816 to late 1820s(?) superintendent of Hayle Foundry (one of the few Cornish engineers to be that closely linked with a foundry). From 1829 gradually transferred his practice to Hocking & Loam. In 1833 he retired - for health reasons - to the Channel Islands, on a pension provided by Consols.

 

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