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Adams, William Bridges (1797–1872), railway engineer

H. T. Wood.

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. 659 words.

Adams, William Bridges (1797–1872), railway engineer, was born in Westminster, London, on 26 May 1797, the son of William Adams, a coach builder, and his wife, Ann. He showed an early...

Armstrong, George (1822–1901), locomotive engineer

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. 3 words.

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Armstrong, Joseph (1816–1877), locomotive engineer

Ronald M. Birse.

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. 1179 words.

Armstrong, Joseph (1816–1877), locomotive engineer, was born on 21 September 1816 at Bewcastle, Cumberland, the son of Thomas Armstrong (1785–1844), yeoman and later farm bailiff, and his...

Bairstow, Sir Leonard (1880–1963), aeronautical engineer

G. Temple.

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. 1103 words.

Bairstow, Sir Leonard (1880–1963), aeronautical engineer, was born on 25 June 1880 at Halifax in Yorkshire, the son of Uriah Bairstow, a commercial clerk, and his wife, Elizabeth Lister. He...

Bamford, Joseph Cyril (1916–2001), engineer and businessman

Geoffrey Owen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Business and Management. 1909 words.

Bamford, Joseph Cyril (1916–2001), engineer and businessman, was born on 21 June 1916 at The Parks, New Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, the son of Cyril Joseph Bamford, agricultural...

Beach, Harold Henry (1913–2010), engineer and car designer

Tom Donnelly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 935 words.

Beach, Harold Henry (1913–2010), engineer and car designer, was born on 15 February 1913 at 10 Malvern Villas, Willesden Lane, Acton, London, the only son of Henry Beach, coach builder, and...

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...

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...

Bond, Lawrence (1907–1974), engineer and motor vehicle designer

Nick Wotherspoon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1332 words.

Bond, Lawrence (1907–1974), engineer and motor vehicle designer, was born at 5 Penwortham Hill, Penwortham, Preston, Lancashire, on 2 August 1907, the son of Frederick Charles Bond...

Bruyne, Norman Adrian de (1904–1997), aeronautical engineer

Peter G. Masefield.

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. 1232 words.

Bruyne, Norman Adrian de (1904–1997), aeronautical engineer, was born on 8 November 1904 at Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile, the fourth and youngest son of Dr Pieter Adriaan de Bruyne, a...

Buchanan, Sir John Scoular (1883–1966), aeronautical engineer

G. P. Bulman.

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. 1047 words.

Buchanan, Sir John Scoular (1883–1966), aeronautical engineer, was born at Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, on 23 November 1883, the son of Joseph Buchanan, a steel smelter, and his wife, Janet M....

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...

Burney, Sir (Charles) Dennistoun, second baronet (1888–1968), marine and aeronautical engineer

W. D. Hackmann.

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; Engineering and Technology; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology. 1411 words.

Burney, Sir (Charles) Dennistoun, second baronet (1888–1968), marine and aeronautical engineer, was born in Bermuda on 28 December 1888, the only son among the three children of Sir Cecil...

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...

Churchward, George Jackson (1857–1933), railway engineer

George W. Carpenter.

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. 974 words.

Churchward, George Jackson (1857–1933), railway engineer, was born at Rowes Farm, Stoke Gabriel, south Devon, on 31 January 1857, the second son in the family of three sons and two...

Collar, (Arthur) Roderick (1908–1986), mathematician and aeronautical engineer

A. G. Pugsley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 744 words.

Collar, (Arthur) Roderick (1908–1986), mathematician and aeronautical engineer, was born on 22 February 1908 in West Ealing, London, the second of three children and elder son of Arthur...

Constant, Hayne (1904–1968), mechanical and aeronautical engineer

William Hawthorne.

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. 961 words.

Constant, Hayne (1904–1968), mechanical and aeronautical engineer, was born at Gravesend, Kent, on 26 September 1904, the second son of the family of six children of Frederick Charles...

Cooke, Morris Llewellyn

Sondra Van Meter McCoy.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social Sciences; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 845 words.

Cooke, Morris Llewellyn (11 May 1872–05 March 1960), consulting management engineer, was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, one of eight children born to William Harvey Cooke, a physician, and...

Cooley, Mortimer Elwyn

John W. Servos.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 1288 words.

Cooley, Mortimer Elwyn (28 March 1855–25 August 1944), engineer and educator, was born near Canandaigua, New York, the son of Albert Blake Cooley and Achsah Bennett Griswold, farmers. After...

Cox, (Harold) Roxbee, Baron Kings Norton (1902–1997), aeronautical engineer

Anne Pimlott Baker.

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. 2024 words.

Cox, (Harold) Roxbee, Baron Kings Norton (1902–1997), aeronautical engineer, was born on 6 June 1902 at 3 York Road, Handsworth, Staffordshire, the only child of William John Roxbee Cox...