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Buckett Brothers

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1867 generator at London Science Museum

Buckett Brothers of Gravel Lane, Southwark, London

See William Thomas Buckett and John Buckett

1867 Alternator from Souter Point Lighthouse on display in the London Science Museum. Made to the patent of Frederic Hale Holmes

1871 Mention. 'fog horn, all of which have been manufactured by Messrs Buckett Brothers, engineers, London'. Invented by Frederick Hale Holmes.[1]

1871 Employing 17 men and 3 boys.[2]

1876 Patent. '4413. And to John Buckett and William Thomas Buckett, both of Gravel-lane, Southwark, in the county of Surrey, Engineers, for the invention of "improvements in caloric engines."'[3]

The above vessel is the second light-ship for the hon. Trinity Board which has been fitted with the fog horn. Mr Stephen Allen, shipbuilder, has for some weeks had a number of men employed on her, painting and repairing, and constructing a house amidships for constructing the lantern. Two very handsome engines, erected by Messrs Buckett, engineers, Southwark, London, and fitted up by Mr Skelton, are on board the light-ship for the purpose of working the fog horn. There is also a very ingenious piece ot mechanism on board for revolving the light, made at the Trinity House works, and fitted up by Mr W. Stephens, who will also instruct the sailors on board the "Carnarvon Bay" in the use of the fog horn, &c., The engines were tried on Monday last, and proved satisfactory.'[4]

The Buckett Caloric Engine was also made under licence by George Adlam and Sons of Bristol [5] and by the York Engineering Co.

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Sources of Information

  1. Newcastle Journal - Monday 03 July 1871
  2. 1871 Census
  3. London Gazette Publication date:24 November 1876 Issue:24386 Page:6488
  4. South Wales Daily News, 6 September 1876
  5. Advert in Holmes' Brewing Trade Gazette, 1 August 1883