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Alan Bedford   Link to this

Thomas Kinward was a master joiner, known for the work he did for the architect Sir Christopher Wren. He is credited with developing the modern sash window. see: http://www.sashwindowspecialist.com/history.html

simon free   Link to this

We will probably never know the true inventor of the box sash window, but the information currently available points towards Sir Christopher Wren & his close associates. Robert Hooke (Wrens chief assistant) was a prolific inventor and he is most often credited as the inventor of sash windows, whilst Thomas Kinward (Wrens master joiner) appears to be the first person to make record of the specification. It is quite possible that they both had an input into the design that ultimately became a classic.

Terry Foreman   Link to this

Thomas Kinward was the Master-Joiner in the King's Works, He was also consulted about alterations in Hinchingbrooke House, Huntingdon, Cambs . ( L&M and Pepys )

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