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 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 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.

Henry Andrews Hepburn

From Graces Guide

Henry Andrews Hepburn B.Sc., A.M.I.Mech.E.

1888 Born in Edmonton[1]

1907-11 Apprentice with Yarrow and Co, London and Glasgow; later a draughtsman in Glasgow

1909-11 Studied at Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College where he gained B.Sc

1913 Joined HM Inspector of Factories

1915 Joined Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty

1919 rejoined HM Inspector of Factories

For some years H. A. Hepburn B.Sc., A.M.I.Mech.E., and his colleague W. A. D. Forbes, studied the problems of the internal combustion turbine and proposed the Hepburn-Forbes system to address them; this was a sub-atmospheric, single-fluid, constant-pressure cycle which seemed to Hepburn and Forbes to have the most promising line of development[2]

1922 Became an Associate of I Mech E

1930 Lived in Edgbaston[3]

1939 Worked for HM Inspector of Factories. Lived in Cheadle with Margaret W Hepburn[4]

1944 transferred to Member I Mech E

1984 Henry Andrews Hepburn (b.1888) died in Newcastle upon Tyne[5]


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. The Engineer 1922/09/01
  3. Electoral register
  4. 1939 register
  5. BMD
  • Mechanical engineer records