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Ovid Topham

Ovid Topham, Millwright (1780-1848)

Ovid Topham was an engineer and millwright of Whitecross Street near Old Street. He was granted a patent in 1837 for certain improvements in the construction of sluice cocks for water works and which improved construction cocks is also applicable to steam gas and other purposes.

He later practiced with his sons in the firm of Ovid Topham and Sons wound up shortly after Ovid’s death in 1851.

He was buried at in St John Upper Holloway.

leabridge.org.uk December 2012