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John Edgcumbe

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John Edgcumbe

An engineer who on 11th December 1797 advertised threashing and winowing machines, flour mills and cider presses, including in the advertisement "canals cut on the new patent plan eighteen feet wide, and three deep, with all apparatus complete, in good ground, 900 per mile. Likewise surveys the lines of canals". He finished by offering Edgecumbe's New Patent Inclided Plane.

Relationships: worked with Robert Coad and worked with Thomas Esterbrook.

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1821Retyn and East Wheal Rose schemeHe surveyed the line and estimated the cost at 16,000.
Late 1823Liskeard & Looe Union CanalResurveyed the line of the canal with Robert Coad and Thomas Esterbrook, estimating the cost at 12,578.

 

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