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Armstrong, Joseph (1816–1877), locomotive engineer, was born on 21 September 1816 at Bewcastle, Cumberland, the son of Thomas Armstrong (1785–1844), yeoman and later farm bailiff, and his wife. Joseph and his three older brothers went with their parents in 1817 to Canada where his brother ...

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Hackworth, Timothy (1786–1850), locomotive engineer, was born on 22 December 1786 in Wylam, Northumberland, the eldest of three sons and five daughters of John Hackworth (d. 1802), master blacksmith at Wylam colliery, and his wife, Elizabeth Sanderson of Newcastle. He went to ...

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Hickman, Ronald Price [Ron] (1932–2011), inventor and engineer, was born on 21 October 1932 in Greytown, Natal, South Africa, one of five children of Cyril Price Hickman (1899–1958), accountant, and his wife, Hélène Albertina de Villiers, née Neethling (1900–1957), who had been a schoolteacher before her marriage. He attended ...

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Sir Frank Whittle (1907–1996) by Edward Irvine Halliday, 1960 © Charlotte & Stephen Halliday; photograph: © Crown copyright

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Whittle, Sir Frank (1907–1996), aeronautical engineer and inventor of the jet engine, was born on 1 June 1907 at 72 Newcombe Road, Earlsdon, Coventry, the eldest of the three children of Moses Whittle (1882–1965), engineer and inventor, and his wife, Sara Alice, née...