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Francois Edouard Bourdon

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Francois Edouard Bourdon ( -1926)

of 74 Faubourg du Temple, Paris (or care of Messrs. Negretti and Zambra, Holborn Viaduct, London, E.C.)

1927 Obituary [1]

FRANCOIS EDOUARD BOURDON, who was educated at the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, was born in Paris and inherited the business of his father, Eugene Bourdon, the inventor of the celebrated Bourdon gauge.

He remained at the head of this firm until his death on 14th January 1926, in his eighty-first year.

Mr. Bourdon occupied prominent positions in several French engineering trades associations and was a member of the jury for the Paris Exhibitions in 1878, 1889 and 1900. He was an officer of the Legion of Honour and an officer of Public Instruction.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1878.

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