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William Richard Bullimore

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William Richard Bullimore (1886-1937) of A. C. Cossor

1886 Born in Plumstead, son of Mark Roadster Bullimore and his wife, Margaret

His father (who had been a Whitworth scholar) was sent to Australia to install the first trams for the City of Adelaide[1]

1890 His father was an electrician; he died in Australia[2]

1901 John Sinclair 30, lived in Edmonton, with Margaret Sinclair 31, stepson William Bullimore 14, Rita Sinclair 2, John R Sinclair 11[3]

1907 student member of Inst Elec Engineers

Joined the X-ray tube maker A. C. Cossor Ltd

1911 A scientific instrument maker, employer, living with his step parents in Stamford Hill[4]

1920s Inventor of the first Cossor radio valves. Gained various patents on thermionic valves

1925 Freedom of the City of London

1937 Died in Whetstone

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 31, 1937
  2. National Probate Calendar
  3. 1901 census
  4. 1911 census
  • The Times, Jul 31, 1937