Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 131,598 pages of information and 209,070 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
Professor Sir J. B. Henderson, Order of the Sacred Treasure of Japan, D.Sc., LL.D., F.Inst.P., M.I.E.E., A.M.I.N.A.
Engineer, Naval and Marine Architect, Inventor of improvements in naval gunnery and gyroscopic compasses and many other devices.
1871 Born son of James Henderson, M.A.
Educated by his father at Allan Glen School., Glasgow
Studied at University of Glasgow
1891 Engineering student, lived with his parents in Partick
Studied at University of Berlin. Gained D.Sc
Lecturer in Physics, Yorkshire College, Leeds
1897 Patent on improved cycle gear.
1898 Married Annie Margaret Henderson in Haydon Bridge
Head of Scientific Dept., Barr and Stroud, Glasgow
1901 Electrician & Physicist, lived in Glasgow
Lecturer on Electrical Engineering and Assistant in Engineering, Glasgow University.
1905-20 Professor of Applied Mechanics, Royal Naval College, Greenwich
For several years he was Professor of Applied Mechanics at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich. He was also the inventor of many improvements in gunnery used by the Royal Navy.
1907 Professor of Applied Mechanics, of Lee, London, patented improvements in projectiles.
1911 James Blacklock Henderson 40, professor of engineering at RN College, Greenwich, lived in Lewisham with Annie Margaret Henderson 42
1911 Patent relating to improvements in apparatus for optically measuring of strains
1913 Patent on improvements in gryoscopic compasses
1917 Patent on improvements in gryoscopic instruments and apparatus
1920 Sir J B Henderson retired as professor of applied mechanics at Greenwich
1920-25 Adviser on Gyroscopic Equipment to the Admiralty
Post-WWI: Awarded £12,500 by the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors for improvements in optical instruments for use on oscillating platforms
1926 Patent on methods of signalling on ships
President Engineering Section of the British Association.
1933 Patent on improvements in automatic steering control
1939 Engineer & Physicist, lived with Annie M Henderson in Greenwich
1940 Filed a patent for Sighting devices for use on aircraft during a dive
1950 Obituary