Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,139 pages of information and 245,599 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Fuel Research Board

From Graces Guide

1917 Established by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research to investigate the character and use of coal and other fuels and fuel products[1]. George Thomas Beilby was the first Chairman and Director of Research

1918 Set up the Fuel Research Station at Greenwich

1926 The Fuel Research Board tested the Fusion rotary reactor built by the Fusion Corporation, Ltd. at the Electro Bleach and By-Products Co's works, to learn about low temperature carbonisation.[2]

1932 Sir Harold Hartley was appointed chairman

1958 the Fuel Research Board was replaced by a steering committee of the Research Council and the fuel research station was closed.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. New Scientist 15 June 1961
  2. The Engineer 1926/12/03