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Ernest William Harvey

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1858 Born son of William and Mary Harvey[1]

1871 Living in West Ham with William Harvey 41, manager in iron works, Mary 38 Alfred 14, Ernest 12, Philip 10, Arthur G Hanley 6[2]

1881 Analytical chemist, boarding in Wandsworth[3]

1887 Married

Late 19th century: Mr. E. Biederman and Mr. E. W. Harvey designed a new form of Siemens furnace arranged to recover waste gases as well as waste heat.

According to this invention, a certain proportion of the waste products of combustion are supplied hot into the incandescent fuel of the gas-producer, and the carbonic anhydride of these waste products is thus converted into carbonic oxide, by which a considerable economy in fuel is realised. The gas-producer in the new form of Siemens furnace partly takes the place of the gas regenerator in the original Siemens furnace, so that the new form permits of the suppression of the gas regenerators, the placing of the gas-producer close to the furnace, and a simplification and economy in construction.[4]

1901 Civil engineer, living in Wandsworth with Jessie R Harvey 40, Clarice O Harvey 10, Cyril M Harvey 6[5]

1911 Consulting civil engineer, staying in a hotel in Kensington with Clarice[6]

1923 Retired from Harvey-Siemens Furnaces

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1871 census
  3. 1881
  4. Obituary of John Head, 1893
  5. 1901 census
  6. 1911 census