Richard Dudgeon

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Richard Dudgeon was a mechanic, noted for his inventions of the hydraulic jack and steam carriage. He was born in Edinburgh in 1819.[1] His father and family then emigrated to the USA where he became a mechanic in New York. He founded an engineering machine shop on Broome Street and this prospered, so that he was able to live well nearby and have a country estate in Harlem.[2] The business still exists as Richard Dudgeon, Inc.[3]


  1. ^ Walter A. Woron (1985), Motor trend, 37, Richard Dudgeon was born near Edinburgh in 1819, the youngest son of a father with emigration fever  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Arthur Pound (1975), The golden earth: the story of Manhattan's landed wealth, Ayer Publishing, p. 207, ISBN 978-0-405-06931-4 
  3. ^ Richard Dudgeon, Inc., December 2009