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John Riekie

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Locomotive Engineer, of Dumbreck, Glasgow

1887 Joined I Mech E

By 1896 District Locomotive Superintendent, Indian State Railways. [1]

1902 Patent on engine valve gear

1904 Patent on axles for automobiles, with Andrew Thomson Reid.

1905 Patent on starting gear for internal combustion engines, with Hugh Reid. Patent on compound steam engines, with several others.

1908 Patent with Andrew Thomson Reid on sprung wheels - see Reid-Riekie

1914 Patent on improved shock-absorbing devices for hubs of vehicle wheels

1930 Patent on steam generator

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1898/07/15