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Alfred Charles Brown

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Alfred Charles Brown (1858-1931), 'Inventor of the London Fire Alarm'

Born at Holborn the son of William Brown

1880 Married at London to Georgina Alice Maude Cole

1891 Living at 129 Algernon Road, Lewisham, Telegraph Engineer with his wife and daughter.[1]

1900 Report. 'The system known as Saunders and Brown, modified and combined with the telephone, as in use by the Metropolitan Fire Brigade.'[2]

1901 Living at 129 Algernon Road, Lewisham, Electrical Engineer and Employer, with his wife and daughter.[3]

1901 Patent. 'improvement is electrical sparking devices for firing the charges in internal combustion engines'.[4]

1901 Patent. Wireless Telegraphy.[5]

1911 Living at 129 Algernon Road, Lewisham: Alfred Charles Brown (age 53 born London), Electrical Engineer. With his wife Georgina Alice Maud Brown and their daughter.[6]

1931 February 27th. Died.

1931 Memorial at Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery with 'Inventor of the London Fire Alarm' stated on it.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 Census
  2. Irish News and Belfast Morning News - Wednesday 02 May 1900
  3. 1901 Census
  4. Brockley News, New Cross and Hatcham Review - Friday 24 May 1901
  5. Faversham News - Saturday 07 December 1901
  6. 1911 Census