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William Gilbert, Wh. Sc., M Inst C E
1867 Born in Billingham, Lincolnshire, son of Abraham Creasey Gilbert
1883 Pupil of Mr Sam Abbott resident engineer on the Spalding to Lincoln joint railway of the Great Eastern Railway and the Great Northern Railway
1885 Engine shops of Ruston, Proctor and Co
1888 Moved to the drawing office
1889 Gained a Whitworth Exhibition and attended the Central Institution in London
1890 Gained a Whitworth Scholarship; appointed demonstrator under Professor Unwin; also took electrical engineering course.
1891 Personal assistant to Mr Hammersley Heenan, experimenting and various electrical work.
Had charge of erection of Blackpool Tower
1893 in charge of erection of Watkin Tower at Wembley. Associate of the Inst of Civil Engineers(previously Student member).
1894 Married Louisa Jane Hawley
1895 Mr. H. Heenan, M. Inst. C.E., and Mr. W. Gilbert, Wh. Sc, Assoc. M. Inst. C. E. presented a paper on "The Design and Testing of Centrifugal Fans," at the Institution of Civil Engineers. The object of the experiments was to determine the best form of fan blade and fan case, and the most economical diameter and speed of fan, to produce any required volume of air at a given pressure.
1896 of Tower Works, Wembley Park, Harrow
1901 Civil engineer, employer, living in Chiswick with his family
1901 Designed a floating dock for the Egyptian Government.
1903 Member of Inst of Civil Engineers
1906 of Victoria St, London SW
1911 Civil engineer, employer, living in Streatham Hill, with Louisa Jane Gilbert 42, William Leslie Gilbert 16, junior draughtsman, Margaret Ellen Gilbert 14, Humphrey Frank Gilbert 11, Heather Mary Gilbert 8, George Stanley Gilbert 7, Isabel Marion Gilbert 4, Robert Disney Gilbert 1
1916 of Streatham Hill, London SW
1938 Died in Surrey