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Budding, Edwin Beard (1796–1846), engineer and inventor

Michael Bevan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1031 words.

Budding, Edwin Beard (1796–1846), engineer and inventor, was born on 25 August 1796 and baptized at St Michael's, Eastington and Alkerton, Gloucestershire, on 10 November 1796, the son of...

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Carrier, Willis Haviland

Marsha E. Ackermann.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 1990 words.

Carrier, Willis Haviland (26 November 1876–07 October 1950), inventor, was born in Angola, New York, the son of Duane Williams Carrier, a dairy and fruit farmer, and Elizabeth Haviland, a...

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Crosthwait, David Nelson, Jr.

Robert C. Hayden.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 572 words.

Crosthwait, David Nelson, Jr. (27 May 1898–25 February 1976), mechanical engineer, was born in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of Dr. David Nelson Crosthwait, and Minnie Harris. He attended...

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Dowty, Sir George Herbert (1901–1975), aeronautical engineer and industrialist

M. G. Farley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1294 words.

Dowty, Sir George Herbert (1901–1975), aeronautical engineer and industrialist, was born on 27 April 1901 at Pershore, Worcestershire, the son of William Dowty, a druggist and chemist in...

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Heathcoat, John (1783–1861), inventor of the bobbin net machine and lace manufacturer

S. D. Chapman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 1089 words.

Heathcoat, John (1783–1861), inventor of the bobbin net machine and lace manufacturer, was born at Duffield, near Derby, on 7 August 1783, the son of a farmer and grazier. The family moved...

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Holden, Sir Isaac, first baronet (1807–1897), inventor of a wool-combing machine, entrepreneur, and politician

Katrina Honeyman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Engineering and Materials; UK Politics; Business and Management. 1601 words.

Holden, Sir Isaac, first baronet (1807–1897), inventor of a wool-combing machine, entrepreneur, and politician, was born on 7 May 1807 at Hurlet, near Paisley, the seventh child of Isaac...

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Lorimer, Sir William (1844–1922), locomotive engineer and industrialist

Sheila Hamilton.

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; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1284 words.

Lorimer, Sir William (1844–1922), locomotive engineer and industrialist, was born on 4 November 1844 in Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, son of William Lorimer, house factor, and Margaret Whigham....

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Mather, Sir William (1838–1920), mechanical engineer and textile equipment manufacturer

Geoffrey Tweedale.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 1122 words.

Mather, Sir William (1838–1920), mechanical engineer and textile equipment manufacturer, was born in John Street, Manchester, on 15 July 1838, the son of William Mather senior (d. 1858) and...

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Matthews, Sir Peter Alec (1922–2006), engineer and businessman

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Business and Management. 1087 words.

Matthews, Sir Peter Alec (1922–2006), engineer and businessman, was born on 21 September 1922 on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, the son of Major Alec Bryan Matthews, a steel...

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Meikle, Andrew (1719–1811), millwright and inventor of the threshing machine

John P. Shaw.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Agriculture and Farming. 872 words.

Meikle, Andrew (1719–1811), millwright and inventor of the threshing machine, was born on 5 May 1719, probably at Saltoun, Haddingtonshire. He was one of at least two brothers. His father,...

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