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Henry Augustin Ornano Mackenzie

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Henry Augustin Onran Mackenzie (1839-1909), Assoc I C E, of Scole, Norwich

1864 Invented a system of elastic engine wheels which he patented but after a few years let it lapse[1]

1874 Built a steam passenger carrying vehicle and it appeared on the roads of Norfolk.[2]

1874 A steam brougham of very neat appearance was made by Mr. H. Mackenzie, Scole, near Diss, in 1874. The two cylinders were each 3.75 in. diameter and 4.5 in. stroke. Power was transmitted by gearing from the crankshaft to the countershaft, and thence by pitch chain to the driving axle, the ratios being 6 to 1, and 13 to 1, to produce the two speeds. A "Field" type of vertical boiler, 2 ft. diameter and 4 ft. high, was used, intended for working at 135 lbs. pressure per square inch. The driving wheels were 4 ft. diameter. A single steering wheel was actuated from the inside of the carriage. Four passengers could be accommodated inside the vehicle. [3]

1874 Manager to the Norfolk and Suffolk Border Steam Cultivating Co.

1901 Living at 98 Havehall? Road, Clapham: Henry A. O. Mackenzie (age 61 born France - British subject), Civil Engineer. With his wife Josephine E. Mackenzie (age 41 born Clapham) and their son Ramsey M. B. Mackenzie (age 7 born Clapham). One servant.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1874/07/17
  2. Steam Engine Builders of Norfolk by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1948 by The Augustine Steward Press
  3. Steam Locomotion on Common Roads by William Fletcher. Published 1891.
  4. 1901 Census