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Joseph Whitworth

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Sir Joseph Whitworth, 1st Baronet (21 December 1803 – 22 January 1887) was an English engineer, entrepreneur, inventor and philanthropist. [1]

91 relations: Albert Medal (Royal Society of Arts), American Civil War, Apprenticeship, Baronet, Bradford, British Standard Whitworth, British Standards, Chancellors Hotel & Conference Centre, Charles Babbage, Cheshire, Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Confederate States of America, Congregational church, Crimean War, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, Difference engine, Edward Walters, Engineer, Engineer's blue, England, Fallowfield, Fellow of the Royal Society, French Army, George Wallis, Hand scraper, Henry Maudslay, Holtzapffel, Idle, West Yorkshire, Indenture, Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Jacob Snider, James Nasmyth, John Penn (engineer), Joseph Clement, Lathe, List of Fellows of the Royal Society elected in 1857, Liverpool, Machine (mechanical), Manchester, Manchester city centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Mechanics' Institute, Manchester, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Nanometre, National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom, Oakerthorpe, Openshaw, ..., Owens Park, Paris, Pattern 1853 Enfield, Philadelphia, Queen Victoria, Richard Copley Christie, Richard Roberts (engineer), Rifled breech loader, Robert Napier (engineer), Royal Society, Screw thread, Screw-cutting lathe, Sharpshooter, Snider–Enfield, Sniper rifle, St George's Hall, Liverpool, Stancliffe Hall, Steam hammer, Stockport, Surface plate, The Great Exhibition, The History Press, The Times, Thousandth of an inch, Ton, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, University of Manchester, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Victoria University of Manchester, War Department (United Kingdom), West Riding of Yorkshire, Whitworth Art Gallery, Whitworth Hall, Whitworth Institute, Whitworth Park, Whitworth rifle, Whitworth Sharpshooters, Whitworth Street, William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong, William Fairbairn, Wimbledon, London. Expand index (41 more) »

Albert Medal (Royal Society of Arts)

The Albert Medal of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) was instituted in 1864 as a memorial to Prince Albert, who had been President of the Society for 18 years.

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American Civil War

The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.

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An apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a trade or profession with on-the-job training and often some accompanying study (classroom work and reading).

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A baronet (or; abbreviated Bart or Bt) or the rare female equivalent, a baronetess (or; abbreviation Btss), is the holder of a baronetcy, an hereditary title awarded by the British Crown.

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Bradford is in the Metropolitan Borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England, in the foothills of the Pennines west of Leeds, and northwest of Wakefield.

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British Standard Whitworth

British Standard Whitworth (BSW) is an imperial-unit-based screw thread standard.

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British Standards

British Standards (BS) are the standards produced by the BSI Group which is incorporated under a Royal Charter (and which is formally designated as the National Standards Body (NSB) for the UK).

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Chancellors Hotel & Conference Centre

Chancellors Hotel & Conference Centre (formerly named The Firs), is a Grade II listed mansion in Fallowfield, Manchester, England The house was built in 1850 for Sir Joseph Whitworth, by Edward Walters, who was also responsible for Manchester’s Free Trade Hall.

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Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage (26 December 1791 – 18 October 1871) was an English polymath.

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Cheshire (archaically the County Palatine of Chester) is a county in North West England, bordering Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south and Flintshire, Wales and Wrexham county borough to the west.

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Christie NHS Foundation Trust

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Withington, Manchester, is one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe.

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Confederate States of America

The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was an unrecognized country in North America that existed from 1861 to 1865.

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Congregational church

Congregational churches (also Congregationalist churches; Congregationalism) are Protestant churches in the Reformed tradition practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs.

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Crimean War

The Crimean War (or translation) was a military conflict fought from October 1853 to February 1856 in which the Russian Empire lost to an alliance of the Ottoman Empire, France, Britain and Sardinia.

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Darley Dale


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Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England.

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Difference engine

A difference engine is an automatic mechanical calculator designed to tabulate polynomial functions.

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Edward Walters

Edward Walters (December 1808 in Fenchurch Buildings, London – 22 January 1872 in 11 Oriental Place, Brighton) was an English architect.

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Engineers, as practitioners of engineering, are people who invent, design, analyze, build, and test machines, systems, structures and materials to fulfill objectives and requirements while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety, and cost.

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Engineer's blue

Engineer's blue is a highly pigmented paste used to assist in the mating of two or more components.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Fallowfield is a suburb of the city of Manchester, Greater Manchester, England.

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Fellow of the Royal Society

Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS, ForMemRS and HonFRS) is an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society judges to have made a "substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science".

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French Army

The French Army, officially the Ground Army (Armée de terre) (to distinguish it from the French Air Force, Armée de L'air or Air Army) is the land-based and largest component of the French Armed Forces.

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George Wallis

George Wallis (1811–1891) was an artist, museum curator and art educator.

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Hand scraper

A hand scraper is a single-edged tool used to scrape metal from a surface.

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Henry Maudslay

Henry Maudslay (pronunciation and spelling) (22 August 1771 – 14 February 1831) was a British machine tool innovator, tool and die maker, and inventor.

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The Holtzapffel dynasty of tool and lathe makers was founded in Long Acre, London by a Strasbourg-born turner, Jean-Jacques Holtzapffel, in 1794.

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Idle, West Yorkshire

Idle is a residential suburban area in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire, in England and was a separate village and before that the Manor of Idle.

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An indenture is a legal contract that reflects or covers a debt or purchase obligation.

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Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland

The Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (IESIS) is a multi-disciplinary professional body and learned society, founded in Scotland, for professional engineers in all disciplines and for those associated with or taking an interest in their work.

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Institution of Mechanical Engineers

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is an independent professional association, and learned society headquartered in central London, that represents mechanical engineers and the engineering profession.

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Jacob Snider

Jacob Snider (January 1, 1811 – October 25, 1866) was an American mechanical engineer and inventor.

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James Nasmyth

James Hall Nasmyth (sometimes spelled Naesmyth, Nasmith, or Nesmyth) (19 August 1808 – 7 May 1890) was a Scottish engineer, philosopher, artist and inventor famous for his development of the steam hammer.

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John Penn (engineer)

John Penn FRS (1805–1878) was an English marine engineer whose firm was pre-eminent in the middle of the 19th century due to his innovations in engine and propeller systems, which led his firm to be the major supplier to the Royal Navy as it made the transition from sail to steam power.

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Joseph Clement

Joseph Clement (13 June 1779 – 28 February 1844) was a British engineer and industrialist, chiefly remembered as the maker of Charles Babbage's first difference engine, between 1824 and 1833.

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A lathe is a tool that rotates the workpiece about an axis of rotation to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, deformation, facing, and turning, with tools that are applied to the workpiece to create an object with symmetry about that axis.

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List of Fellows of the Royal Society elected in 1857

Fellows of the Royal Society elected in 1857.

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Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.

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Machine (mechanical)

Machines employ power to achieve desired forces and movement (motion).

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Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.

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Manchester city centre

Manchester city centre is the central business district of Manchester, England, within the boundaries of Trinity Way, Great Ancoats Street and Whitworth Street.

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Manchester Royal Infirmary

Manchester Royal Infirmary is a hospital in Manchester, England, founded by Charles White in 1752.

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Mechanics' Institute, Manchester

The Mechanics' Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester, is notable as the building in which three significant British institutions were founded: the Trades Union Congress (TUC), the Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).

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Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco (Principauté de Monaco), is a sovereign city-state, country and microstate on the French Riviera in Western Europe.

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Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo (Monte-Carlo, or colloquially Monte-Carl; Monégasque: Monte-Carlu) officially refers to an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco, specifically the ward of Monte Carlo/Spélugues, where the Monte Carlo Casino is located.

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The nanometre (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures; SI symbol: nm) or nanometer (American spelling) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one billionth (short scale) of a metre (m).

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National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom

The National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom (NRA) is the governing body of full bore rifle and pistol shooting sports in the United Kingdom.

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Oakerthorpe is a village in Derbyshire, England.

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Openshaw is an area of Manchester, England, about two miles east of the city centre.

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Owens Park

Owens Park is a large hall of residence located in the Fallowfield district of the city of Manchester, England.

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Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.

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Pattern 1853 Enfield

The Enfield Pattern 1853 rifle-musket (also known as the Pattern 1853 Enfield, P53 Enfield, and Enfield rifle-musket) was a.577 calibre Minié-type muzzle-loading rifled musket, used by the British Empire from 1853 to 1867, after which many Enfield 1853 rifle-muskets were converted to (and replaced in service by) the cartridge-loaded Snider–Enfield rifle.

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Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.

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Queen Victoria

Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.

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Richard Copley Christie

Richard Copley Christie (22 July 1830 – 9 January 1901) was an English lawyer, University teacher, philanthropist and bibliophile.

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Richard Roberts (engineer)

Richard Roberts (22 April 1789 – 11 March 1864) was a British patternmaker and engineer whose development of high-precision machine tools contributed to the birth of production engineering and mass production.

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Rifled breech loader

A rifled breech loader (RBL) is an artillery piece which, unlike the smooth-bore cannon and rifled muzzle loader (RML) which preceded it, has rifling in the barrel and is loaded from the breech at the rear of the gun.

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Robert Napier (engineer)

Robert Napier (21 June 1791 – 23 June 1876) was a Scottish marine engineer known for his contributions to Clyde Shipbuilding.

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Royal Society

The President, Council and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, commonly known as the Royal Society, is a learned society.

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Screw thread

A screw thread, often shortened to thread, is a helical structure used to convert between rotational and linear movement or force.

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Screw-cutting lathe

A screw-cutting lathe is a machine (specifically, a lathe) capable of cutting very accurate screw threads via single-point screw-cutting, which is the process of guiding the linear motion of the tool bit in a precisely known ratio to the rotating motion of the workpiece.

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A sharpshooter is one who is highly proficient at firing firearms or other projectile weapons accurately.

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The British.577 Snider–Enfield was a breech-loading rifle.

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Sniper rifle

A sniper rifle is a high-precision rifle designed for sniper missions.

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St George's Hall, Liverpool

St George's Hall is on Lime Street in the centre of the English city of Liverpool, opposite Lime Street railway station.

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Stancliffe Hall

Stancliffe Hall is a grade II Listed building on Whitworth Road in the settlement of Darley Dale, near Matlock, Derbyshire.

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Steam hammer

A steam hammer, also called a drop hammer, is an industrial power hammer driven by steam that is used for tasks such as shaping forgings and driving piles.

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Stockport is a large town in Greater Manchester, England, south-east of Manchester city centre, where the River Goyt and Tame merge to create the River Mersey.

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Surface plate

A surface plate is a solid, flat plate used as the main horizontal reference plane for precision inspection, marking out (layout), and tooling setup.

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The Great Exhibition

The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations or The Great Exhibition, sometimes referred to as the Crystal Palace Exhibition in reference to the temporary structure in which it was held, was an international exhibition that took place in Hyde Park, London, from 1 May to 15 October 1851.

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The History Press

The History Press is a British publishing company specialising in the publication of titles devoted to local and specialist history.

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The Times

The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.

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Thousandth of an inch

A thousandth of an inch is a derived unit of length in an inch-based system of units.

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The ton is a unit of measure.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was established by the Acts of Union 1800, which merged the kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland.

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University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is a public research university in Manchester, England, formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the Victoria University of Manchester.

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University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology

The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) was a university based in the centre of the city of Manchester in England.

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Victoria University of Manchester

The former Victoria University of Manchester, now the University of Manchester, was founded in 1851 as Owens College.

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War Department (United Kingdom)

The War Department was the United Kingdom government department responsible for the supply of equipment to the armed forces of the United Kingdom and the pursuance of military activity.

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West Riding of Yorkshire

The West Riding of Yorkshire is one of the three historic subdivisions of Yorkshire, England.

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Whitworth Art Gallery

The Whitworth is an art gallery in Manchester, England, containing about 55,000 items in its collection.

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Whitworth Hall

The Whitworth Hall on Oxford Road and Burlington Street in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, England, is part of the University of Manchester.

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Whitworth Institute

The Whitworth Institute is a Grade II listed building in Darley Dale, Derbyshire.

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Whitworth Park

Whitworth Park is a public park in south Manchester, England, and the location of the Whitworth Art Gallery.

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Whitworth rifle

The Whitworth Rifle was a single-shot muzzle-loaded rifle used in the latter half of the 19th century.

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Whitworth Sharpshooters

Whitworth Sharpshooters were the Confederates' answer to the Union sharpshooter regiments, and they used the English Whitworth rifle.

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Whitworth Street

Whitworth Street is a street in Manchester, England.

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William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong

William George Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong (26 November 1810 – 27 December 1900) was an English industrialist who founded the Armstrong Whitworth manufacturing concern on Tyneside.

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William Fairbairn

Sir William Fairbairn, 1st Baronet of Ardwick (19 February 1789 – 18 August 1874) was a Scottish civil engineer, structural engineer and shipbuilder.

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Wimbledon, London

Wimbledon WIMBLESON is a district of southwest London, England, south-west of the centre of London at Charing Cross, in the London Borough of Merton, south of Wandsworth, northeast of New Malden, northwest of Mitcham, west of Streatham and north of Sutton.

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