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Thomas William Brown

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Tom William Brown, engineer and inventor

c.1868 Born in Portsmouth

1901 Clerk of public companies, living in Wandsworth with Annie Brown 31, Violet A Brown 3[1]

1907 Patent relating to pump motors and other engines operated by hydraulic or water power, the first of several patents.

1909 of Newington Butts London, patent with Frederick Charles Tilley for improvements in air or gas compressors, the first of several patents with Tilley.

1911 Tom William Brown 43, engineer and inventor, living in Hornsey with Annie Brown 41, Violet Annie Brown 13, Eva Beatrice Brown 11[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. 1911 census
  • Mechanical Engineer Records