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Belling, Charles Reginald (1884–1965), electrical engineer and manufacturer, was born on 11 May 1884 at Fore Street, Bodmin, Cornwall, the son of Samuel Thomas Belling, a dentist, and his wife, Maria, née Harry. Charles Belling, known to all as C. R. B., was educated at ...

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Edwards, Edward (1803–1879), manufacturer of aquariums, was born on 23 November 1803 at Corwen, Merioneth, where he received his education. He became a draper at Bangor, Caernarvonshire, which business he carried on until 1839. In the following year he established a foundry and ironworks at ...

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Shanks, Alexander (1801–1845), engineer and lawnmower manufacturer, was born at Milnetown of Bridgetown, Forfarshire, on 3 September 1801, the son of Alexander Shanks, a wright, and his wife, Elizabeth Ferguson. Very little is known about his early life, with the exception that he had extensive family connections in the flax industry. In 1825 he established his own spinning and machine making firm in ...

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Walton, Frederick Edward (bap. 1834, d. 1928), inventor of linoleum, was baptized on 19 May 1834 in Sowerby Bridge, near Halifax, Yorkshire, the second son and second child in the family of James Walton (1802/3–1883), engineer, and his wife, Ann Kenworthy. He was educated in ...