Frederick Walton

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For the British railway engineer in India, see Frederick Walton (engineer).
Frederick Walton

Frederick Edward Walton (13 March 1834[1] – 16 May 1928),[2] was an English manufacturer and inventor whose invention of Linoleum in Staines was patented in 1860. He also invented Lincrusta in 1877.

Walton was born in 1834 near Halifax. In 1864, he formed the Linoleum Manufacturing Company and by 1869 the factory in Staines was exporting to Europe and the United States.[3]

He died in 1928, aged 94.



  1. ^ C&EN Archives. Retrieved 28 February 2014
  2. ^ Today in Science History. Retrieved 28 February 2014
  3. ^ Powell, Jane; Linda Svendsen (2003). Linoleum. Gibbs Smith. ISBN 1-58685-303-1. 

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