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 163,407 pages of information and 245,908 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.

John Meredith Rubury

From Graces Guide

Captain John Meredith Rubury (c1878-1957)

1878 Born[1]

1884 Born[2]

1910 With Argylls Ltd and Henri Perrot, patented "Improvements in or relating to Front Wheel Brakes for Motor Vehicles."

1910 With John Smart Matthew and Henri Perrot, patented "Improvements in or relating to Valve Gear for Internal Combustion Engines."

1911 Lodging at 1 Chaucer Road, Acton W: John Meredith Rubury (age 33 born Aston Clinton, Bucks), Motor Car Draughtsman.[3]

1914 Married Gwendoline Steele in Rotherham[4]

WWI Captain R.A.S.C.; in charge of motor transport

1919 Patent on "Improvements in and relating to variable velocity ratio gearing for motor vehicles and the like."

1920 Patent on "Improvements in and relating to the lubrication of internal combustion engines", also other patents on bearings and valve gear for internal combustion engines.

1920 J. M. Rubury of the Argyll (London) Motor and Engineering Co designed the Rubury-Lindsay light car

Later patents on front wheel brakes and on universal joints

1927 Patent with Lake and Elliot on lifting jacks, and several more on this topic and on the topics of his earlier patents.

1937 onwards: patents with William Richard Hammond and/or Hammond Engineering Co Ltd on compressors and engines with rotary vanes, and on dough handling machines.

1939 Technical director, designer and mechanical engineer, lived in Enfield with Gwendoline F Rubury 51, Donald M Rubury 24, engineering assistant, aircraft components[5]

1957 November 18th. Died in Enfield[6].

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Sources of Information

  1. Death register
  2. 1939 register
  3. 1911 Census
  4. BMD
  5. 1939 register
  6. national probate calendar