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Shanks, Jameslocked

(1800–1867)

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Shanks, James (1800–1867), chemical engineer, was born on 24 April 1800 in Lochwinnoch, near Johnstone, Renfrewshire, the eldest of at least nine children of William Shanks, millwright and engineer. His mother was Isabel Anderson. In 1821, after assisting in his father's engineering works for several years, he went to ...

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