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Fowler, Sir Henry (1870–1938), mechanical engineer and metallurgist, was born in Port Street, Bengeworth, Evesham, Worcestershire, on 29 July 1870, the eldest son of Henry Fowler, cabinet-maker, upholsterer, and house agent, and his wife, Mary Hughes. He was educated at Evesham grammar school...

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Fox, Samson (1838–1903), mechanical and chemical engineer, and benefactor, born at Bowling, near Bradford, Yorkshire, on 11 July 1838, was one of three sons of James Fox, a Leeds cloth-mill worker, and his wife, Sarah Pearson. From the age of ten he worked with his father at the mill; but, showing mechanical aptitude, he was soon apprenticed to the ...

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Humphrey, Herbert Alfred (1868–1951), mechanical and chemical engineer, was born at Hope Cottage, Lismore Road, Gospel Oak, London, on 2 December 1868, the son of John Charles Humphrey, accountant to the Metropolitan Board of Works, and his wife, Louisa Frost. He was the third son and fifth child of a family of seven. He was educated at ...

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Schütz, Christopher [known as Jonah, Jonas] (1521–1592), metallurgist and furnace engineer, was born in Annaberg, Saxony, the son of Christoph Schütz (b. 1505) of Chemnitz and an unknown mother. Having learned his craft in the Lutheran mining communities of the Erzgebirge...