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Henry Thomas Richardson
1830 His father, Henry Richardson of Bala, invented the tubular lifeboat, having had the idea from observation of a wreck at Weymouth, and an examination of Blanchard's cylindrical air pontoon as used by the Royal Engineers in bridges and rafts
1848 H. T. Richardson, then an officer in the Fourth Dragoon Guards, had a boat built in Manchester using the tubular principle, in which he journeyed to Flint
1851 Submitted a model to the Duke of Northumberland's competition; it was also exhibited at the Exhibition of 1851. Mr. Richardson then had another boat built in Manchester using the tubular system.
1878 Died in Pwllheli