Roberts, Richard

Roberts, Richard


Born Apr. 22, 1789, in Carreghova, Montgomeryshire. Died Mar. 16, 1864, in Manchester. English inventor.

The son of a shoemaker, Roberts progressed from a worker in a stone quarry to an inventor of machines. He worked at various factories, including that of H. Maudsley. Between 1816 and 1817 he established a machine-building factory using the capital of a partner. Roberts built a planing machine in 1817 and later an original thread-cutting machine and several textile machines. He received patents in 1825 and 1830 for improvements in the design of textile machines. He invented a machine for boring holes in the structural members of bridges and in boiler plate (1848). Roberts also worked in the field of rail transport. In particular, he was the first to propose a system of standard width for track gauges (1845).


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Fireball Roberts, Richard Childress and Benny Parsons were eligible for induction but failed to get sufficient votes.
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Barrie Roberts, Richard Williams, Jenny Formby, John Flavin and Paul King outside Cadbury's Bournville factory in Birmingham.
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SHOCK: Yesterday's Record; KILLED: David died when the plane landed on the house, above; PLANE PALS WHO PERISHED DIED TOGETHER: Left to right, hero pilot Mike Roberts, Richard Lloyd, Christopher Allarton and Michael Chapman

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