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Bacon, Francis Thomas [Tom] (1904–1992), engineer and developer of the fuel cell  

Keith R. Williams

Bacon, Francis Thomas [Tom] (1904–1992), engineer and developer of the fuel cell, was born on 21 December 1904 at Ramsden Hall, Ramsden Crays, Billericay, Essex, the second of three sons of Thomas Walter Bacon (1863–1950), electrical engineer, and his wife, Edith Mary, née...

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Bacon, Francis Thomas (1904–1992)  

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Francis Thomas Bacon (1904–1992) by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies, 1987 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Burch, Cecil Reginald [Bill] (1901–1983), physicist and engineer  

Mary Croarken

Burch, Cecil Reginald [Bill] (1901–1983), physicist and engineer, was born at 2 Museum Road, Oxford, on 12 May 1901, the fifth child of George James Burch (1852–1914) and his wife, Constance Emily Jeffries, otherwise Baker. Soon after birth Burch was nicknamed Bill by his family and friends. His father was professor of physics at ...

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Froude, William (1810–1879), engineer and naval architect  

David K. Brown and Andrew Lambert

Froude, William (1810–1879), engineer and naval architect, fourth son of Robert Hurrell Froude (1770/71–1859), archdeacon of Totnes, and Margaret, née Spedding (1774/5–1821), was born at Dartington parsonage on 28 November 1810. (Richard) Hurrell Froude (1803–1836) and James Anthony Froude (1818–1894) were his brothers. He was educated at ...

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Maxim, Sir Hiram Stevens (1840–1916), engineer and inventor  

Brysson Cunningham

revised by Anita McConnell

Maxim, Sir Hiram Stevens (1840–1916), engineer and inventor, was born on 5 February 1840 at Brockway's Mills, near Sangerville, Maine, USA, the elder son of Isaac Weston Maxim (1814–1883) and his wife, Harriet Boston (1815–1901), daughter of Levi Stevens of Maine. His father's family were of Huguenot and his mother's of English descent. ...

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Unwin, Sir Raymond (1863–1940), engineer, architect, and town planner  

Andrew Saint

Unwin, Sir Raymond (1863–1940), engineer, architect, and town planner, was the younger son of William Unwin (1827–1900) and his wife, Elizabeth Sully, of a family from Bridgwater, Somerset, with shipping interests in the Welsh coal trade. His father had inherited a tannery at ...

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Unwin, Sir Raymond (1863–1940)  

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Sir Raymond Unwin (1863–1940) by George Charles Beresford, 1922 © National Portrait Gallery, London