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Bentinck, John Albert (1737–1775), naval officer and inventor of mechanical devices

Randolph Cock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 1044 words.

Bentinck, John Albert (1737–1775), naval officer and inventor of mechanical devices, was born on 29 December 1737, the second son of William, Count Bentinck (1704–1774) and Countess...

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Bishop, Richard Evelyn Donohue [Dick] (1925–1989), mechanical engineer and naval architect

W. Geraint Price.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 835 words.

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...

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Clement, Frank Charles (1886–1970), engineer and racing driver

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 3 words.

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Denly, Albert William [Bert] (1900–1989), motorcycle racer and motor engineer

Roger Bird.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 865 words.

Denly, Albert William [Bert] (1900–1989), motorcycle racer and motor engineer, was born in Wisley, Surrey, on 1 June 1900, the only son of James Denly (d. 1918), a bricklayer's labourer on...

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Dibnah, Frederick [Fred] (1938–2004), steeplejack and television presenter

Anthony Hayward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 961 words.

Dibnah, Frederick [Fred] (1938–2004), steeplejack and television presenter, was born at 7 Alfred Street, Bolton, on 29 April 1938, the son of Frank Dibnah, a bleacher's beetler, and his...

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Foord, Joseph (1714–1788), land surveyor and hydraulic engineer

Isabel Anne McLean.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 850 words.

Foord, Joseph (1714–1788), land surveyor and hydraulic engineer, was born on 13 July 1714 at Fadmoor, near Kirkbymoorside in Yorkshire, the third of the four children of Matthew Foord (bap....

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Fox, Samson (1838–1903), mechanical and chemical engineer, and benefactor

W. B. Owen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Technology of Industrial Chemistry; Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Medicinal Chemistry. 797 words.

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...

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Girouard, Sir (Édouard) Percy Cranwill (1867–1932), railway engineer and colonial governor

John Flint.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1366 words.

Girouard, Sir (Édouard) Percy Cranwill (1867–1932), railway engineer and colonial governor, was born on 26 January 1867 in Montreal, the son of Désiré Girouard (1836–1911) and his second...

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Green, William Pringle (1785–1846), naval officer and mechanical engineer

James Burnley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 510 words.

Green, William Pringle (1785–1846), naval officer and mechanical engineer, was born apparently at Halifax, Nova Scotia, the eldest son of Benjamin Green (d. 1794), treasurer of the province...

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Halsey, Frederick Arthur

Robert R. Jenks.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 1205 words.

Halsey, Frederick Arthur (12 July 1856–20 October 1935), mechanical engineer, journalist, and prominent opponent of the metric system, was born in Unadilla, New York, the son of Dr. Gaius...

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