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Joseph Thomas Towlson

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Joseph Thomas Towlson (1860-1937)

1860 Born in Norwich the son of Edward Towlson, Engine Fitter, and his wife Eliza

1894 Patent 6624. J. T. Towlson, 41 Elsie road, Great Yarmouth, improvements in steam capstans and apparatus connected therewith.[1]

1896 Patent 24028. J. T. Towlson, of Rowbarton, for an invention 'An improved combined brake and power accumulator for cycles, applicable also to road carriages and all wheel vehicles' [2]

1901 Writes from Erith concerning registering patents

1901 Living at 2 James Watt Place, Erith: Joseph T. Towlson (age 40 born St Julinos, Norwich), Engineer and Machinist. With his wife Eliza Towlson (age 40 born Soperham, Norwich) and their children; Joseph H. Towlson (age 16 born Hugshaw, Norwich), Engineers Apprentice; Edward H. Towlson (age 13 born Hugshaw, Norwich), Errand Boy; Clifford W. Towlson (age 11 born St. Augustines, Norwich); Albert J. Towlson (age 8 born St. Augustines, Norwich); Dorothy M. Towlson (age 5 born Southtown, Gt. Yarmouth); and Harrold M. Towlson (age 1 born St. Mary's, Goole). Also two boarders.[3]

1910 Writes from Silvertown re saving life from fire and signs as 'Ex-Fire Brigade Instructor'

1911 Writes from London re 'The Lubrication of Geared Turbines' and signs as Joseph T. Towlson

1920 Writes from Silvertown re A New Shaft Coupling

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Sources of Information

  1. Bury and Norwich Post - Tuesday 17 April 1894
  2. Western Gazette - Friday 03 January 1896
  3. 1901 Census