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See Crichton, Sir Archibald William

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Du Cros, (William) Harvey (1846–1918), pneumatic tyre manufacturer, was born in Dublin on 19 June 1846, son of Edouard Pierce Du Cros and his wife, Maria Molloy. The family was of Huguenot origin, an ancestor, Jean Peter Du Cros, having settled in Dublin...

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Dunlop, John Boyd (1840–1921), inventor of the pneumatic tyre, was born on 5 February 1840 at Dreghorn, Ayrshire, the son of a farmer, John Dunlop, and his wife, Agnes, née Boyd. As a boy he attended the local parish school and, being considered too delicate for farm work, was allowed to continue his studies at ...

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John Boyd Dunlop (1840–1921) by unknown photographer photograph courtesy of Dunlop Tyres Ltd

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Lucas, Joseph (1834–1902), lamp manufacturer, was born on 12 April 1834 at Carver Street, Birmingham, the eldest son of Benjamin Lucas, a plater, and his wife, Catharine, née Ball. He received his basic education, probably only on Sundays, at a school attached to the church of the ...

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George Neville Russell (1899–1971) by Elliott & Fry, 1948 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Russell, George Neville [Charles] (1899–1971), army officer and director of nationalized road transport, was born at 57 Tufnell Park Road, Islington, London, on 19 October 1899, the eldest of the three illegitimate sons of Emily Mary Russell (1870–1959) and Sir Edward George Jenkinson (1835–1919)...

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Percy Shaw (1890–1976) by Peter Laurie, 1958 Getty Images – Peter Laurie

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Shaw, Percy (1890–1976), manufacturer and inventor of the catseye road stud, was born on 15 April 1890 at Heginbottom Fold, 32 Ovenden Road, Halifax, the second son of James Shaw (1843–1929), a Halifax dyer's labourer, and his second wife, Esther Hannah Morrell (1856–1922)...