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Henry Wheeler Bulkley

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Henry Wheeler Bulkley (1841-1911)

of 149 Broadway, New York.

1912 Obituary [1]

HENRY WHEELER BULKLEY was born in New York City on 22nd July 1841.

He received his preliminary education in the public schools of New York, and entered the College of the City of New York.

Shortly after the beginning of the Civil War in 1861, he left college to receive a commission in the Navy as assistant engineer. He served throughout the remainder of the war, and, at its termination, opened offices as an engineer in New York City in 1866.

Shortly after this, he perfected his invention of an injector-condenser, and from that time until his death he was engaged in its manufacture, as well as that of steam-pumps, pyrometers, and water-heaters. He also made numerous improvements in connection with steam appliances, pumps, &c.

His death took place on 8th November 1911, at the age of seventy.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1881.

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