|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1824|
Durham Unitary Authority
County Durham, England
|Death: ||Mar. 29, 1874|
Bristol Unitary Authority
Engineer / Inventor
1862 London Exhibition: Catalogue: Class VIII.: Thomas Carr
1812. CARR, THOMAS, New Ferry, near Birkenhead.
Patent disintegrator mills patent fan blower.
CARR'S PATENT DISINTEGRATOR MILL, for disintegrating and mixing conglomerated phosphates, guano, chemicals, etc. Also for pulverising bone ash, boiled bone, chemical crystals, coal, and other unfibrous or brittle materials. Also for mixing purposes, such as converting brown sugars of various shades into one uniform sample. Price,
Without external wood casing £60
With external casing complete £64
This machine, which requires about 6 horse-power to drive it, is warranted thoroughly to break up, pulverise, and perfectly mix from 30 to 40 tons per day, of either hard and dry, or soft and damp conglomerated phosphate, guano, etc. without any inconvenience from becoming clogged or choked in the operation.
When applied to pulverise bone ash, or boiled bone, no mill driven by the same power can at all approach it in rapidity, as from 60 to 70 tons a day of these materials have been reduced by it to a powder, varying from dust up to the size of rice. For mixing purposes alone the machine has also given great satisfaction at sugar works, and other manufactories.
A small machine, capable of being worked by hand as well as by power, chiefly for mixing purposes, is also manufactured. Price, with iron casing, complete, £21.
Further information may be obtained either from the patentee, Thomas Carr, New Ferry, near Birkenhead, or from the manufacturers, Messrs. Richmond and Chandler, Salford, Manchester, either of whom will forward, on application, an illustrated circular, fully explaining the details and principles of the machine.
Thomas Carr (1824-1874)
1875 Obituary from British Industrial History
Thomas Carr, third son of the late Rev. John Carr, professor of mathematics in the University of Durham, was born at Durham on 23rd January 1824, and as a boy very early showed a decided turn for mechanics.
At the age of fifteen he was placed with Messrs. Bury Curtis and Kennedy of Liverpool, where he remained three years, and distinguished himself by the correctness of his drawings.
He invented an improved steering apparatus for ships, which was highly approved by competent authorities, but was not generally adopted owing to the expense required in fixing.
Some time afterwards he brought out a new method of drying glue, which could be used at any time — a matter of great importance in the manufacture of this article; and it was disposed of to a manufacturer in Leeds.
He also originated several other inventions, the last and principal one, by which he is best known, being the disintegrator. This machine, of which he gave a description to the Institution (see Proceedings Inst. M. E. 1872 p. 28) is now extensively used in various trades and manufactures and in connection with agriculture; it is allowed to be one of the most remarkable and valuable inventions of recent years.
He also brought out a flour mill on the disintegrator principle, which is a good deal used in Scotland, and appreciated there.
His death took place at Bristol on 29th March 1874, at the age of 50.
He became a Member of the Institution in 1872.
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