William Fairbairn plaque in Manchester

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Sir William Fairbairn (1789 - 1874) Engineer, inventor of the riveting machine, designed the Lancashire Boiler and jointly set up the Mechanics Institute. Started business from a workshop in High Street in 1817.

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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