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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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Sir John Audley Frederick Aspinall (1851–1937) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Aspinall, Sir John Audley Frederick (1851–1937), mechanical engineer, was born in Liverpool on 25 August 1851, the second of three sons (there was also a daughter) of John Bridge Aspinall QC (1818–1886), who was latterly the recorder of the city of Liverpool, and his wife, ...

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Bamford, Joseph Cyril (1916–2001), engineer and businessman, was born on 21 June 1916 at The Parks, New Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, the son of Cyril Joseph Bamford, agricultural engineer, and his wife, Dolores Alice, née Turner. His family controlled and managed a long-established farm machinery business. The company, which manufactured balers and other equipment, had been started by his great-great-grandfather in 1812. He was brought up a Roman Catholic. After education at ...

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Joseph Cyril Bamford (1916–2001) by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies, 1989 © Lucinda Douglas-Menzies; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bishop, Richard Evelyn Donohue [Dick] (1925–1989), mechanical engineer and naval architect, was born on 1 January 1925 in Lewisham, London, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Norman Richard Bishop, chief accountant and director of Tar Residuals Ltd, and his wife, Dorothy Mary Wood...

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Boyd, Sir Robert Lewis Fullarton (1922–2004), physicist and engineer, was born on 19 October 1922 at 5 Melbourne Terrace, Saltcoats, Ayrshire, the elder of twin sons of William John Boyd, a works chemist, and his wife, Dorothy Jane, née Sibthorpe. Two years after his birth the family moved to ...

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Brennan, Louis Philip (1852–1932), mechanical engineer, the son of Thomas Brennan, a hardware merchant, and his wife, Bridget McDonnell, was born at Castlebar, co. Mayo, on 28 January 1852, and baptized Luis on 2 April. While still a boy he was taken to ...

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Buddicom, William Barber (1816–1887), mechanical and civil engineer, was born in Everton on 1 July 1816, the second son of Robert Pedder Buddicom (1781–1846) rector of Everton and later principal of St Bees College, and his wife, Ellin, née Barber. He was educated at home and in 1831 was apprenticed to ...

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Bulleid, Oliver Vaughan Snell (1882–1970), mechanical engineer, was born on 19 September 1882 in Invercargill, New Zealand, the eldest in the family of two sons and a daughter of William Bulleid, a businessman from North Tawton, Devon, and his wife, Marian (daughter of ...

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Churchward, George Jackson (1857–1933), railway engineer, was born at Rowes Farm, Stoke Gabriel, south Devon, on 31 January 1857, the second son in the family of three sons and two daughters of George Churchward, a farmer, and his wife, Adelina Mary Churchward, who was his cousin. He was educated at ...

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Clarke, George Thomas Smith- (1884–1960), automobile and medical engineer, was born at Lower Park, Bewdley, Worcestershire, on 23 December 1884, the eldest of seven children (one of whom was adopted) of Henry Clarke (1850–1897), brass finisher and engineer, who in 1871 married Harriet (...

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Collar, (Arthur) Roderick (1908–1986), mathematician and aeronautical engineer, was born on 22 February 1908 in West Ealing, London, the second of three children and elder son of Arthur Collar, of Whitstable, Kent, who had a successful ironmonger's and builder's business, and his wife, ...

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Common, John (1778–1868), agricultural engineer, was born in High Buston, Warkworth, Northumberland, on 25 January 1778, the second child in the family of five sons (one died in infancy) and four daughters of Robert Common of High Buston, a millwright and cartwright from a family of skilled mechanics, and his wife (probably ...

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Day, Joseph Mary (1855–1946), mechanical engineer, was born at 14 Albert Terrace, Bayswater, London, on 27 September 1855, the fourth son of the judge Sir John Charles Frederic Sigismund Day (1826–1908) and his first wife, Henrietta Rosa Mary, née Brown (1824–1893). Day attended ...

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Drebbel, Cornelis (1572–1633), inventor and mechanical engineer, was born in Alkmaar in the Netherlands, the son of Jacob Janszoon Drebbel (d. 1591). His father, whose family name was originally Dremmel, was a well-to-do burgher of Alkmaar, a town in the province of ...

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Cornelis Drebbel (1572–1633) by unknown engraver, pubd 1628 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Drummond, Dugald (1840–1912), railway engineer, was born on 1 January 1840 in Ardrossan, Ayrshire, the son of George Drummond, a permanent-way inspector on the Bowling to Balloch railway, and his wife, Christina Thomson. He had at least one brother, Peter Drummond. In 1856 he commenced an engineering apprenticeship with ...