Richard Roberts 1789 - 1864

occupation:
Inventor,
Mechanical engineer
Nationality:
Welsh; British
born in:
Montgomery, Wales, United Kingdom

1809 - pattern maker at Bradley and Horseley ironworks in Birmingham.

1814 - moved to London and worked for Henry Maudslay as a turner and fitter.

1816 - set up own business in Deansgate, Manchester.

1832 - patented six separate improvements in steam locomotion.

1852 - wound up his business and became a consulting engineer. Among many things, he invented the centrifugal railway.