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Bell, Alexander Graham (1847–1922), teacher of deaf people and inventor of the telephone  

R. W. Burns

Bell, Alexander Graham (1847–1922), teacher of deaf people and inventor of the telephone, was born on 3 March 1847 at 16 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, the second of three sons of Alexander Melville Bell (1819–1905), speech therapist and elocutionist, and his first wife, ...

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Bell, Alexander Graham (1847–1922)  

Maker: John Wycliffe Lowes Forster

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Alexander Graham Bell (1847–1922) by John Wycliffe Lowes Forster, 1919 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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

Brysson Cunningham

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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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Shaw, Percy (1890–1976)  

Maker: Peter Laurie

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Percy Shaw (1890–1976) by Peter Laurie, 1958 Getty Images – Peter Laurie

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Shaw, Percy (1890–1976), manufacturer and inventor of the catseye road stud  

John A. Hargreaves

Shaw, Percy (1890–1976), manufacturer and inventor of the catseye road stud, was born on 15 April 1890 at Heginbottom Fold, 32 Ovenden Road, Halifax, the second son of James Shaw (1843–1929), a Halifax dyer's labourer, and his second wife, Esther Hannah Morrell (1856–1922)...

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Simon, Henry (1835–1899), industrialist and inventor  

Jennifer Tann

Simon, Henry (1835–1899), industrialist and inventor, was born Gustav Heinrich Victor Amandus Simon at Brieg, Silesia, then a province of Prussia, on 7 June 1835, the son of Friedrich Gustav Simon (1807–1867), a Jewish civil servant and railway director, and his wife, Antonie Theodora, ...