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Charles Richard Binney

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Lieut-Col. Charles Richard Binney (1824-1909) of Binney and Son

1845 November 27th. Married Emma Louise daughter of J. T. Walford.

1858 Patent. '2326. And Alfred Wilks Drayson, of Plumstead, in the county of Kent, Captain in the Royal Artillery, and Charles Richard Binney, of Woolwich, in the same county, Captain in the Royal Engineers, for the invention of "improvements in submarine telegraphic cables."'[1]

1861 Living at 34 Maryon Road, Charlton, Plumstead, London: Charles R. Binney (age 37 born Sydney - Cape Breton), Captain in Royal Engineers. With his wife Emma L. S. Binney (age 44 born Stonehouse, Devon) and their two sons Charles H. Binney (age 14 born St. Johns, Newfoundland) and John R. Binney (age 10 born Stoke, Devon). Also his sister-in-law Gell Walford (age 34 born Halifax, Nova Scotia). Three servants.[2]

1866 Promoted to Major

1868 Retires as Lieut-Col.

1884 He states ' I was formerly a colonel in the Royal Engineers, and now live at 14, Highbury Place, Islington, and carry on business as an engineer'[3]

1890 Patent. Herbert Akroyd Stuart and Charles Richard Binney patented the world's first compression ignition engine. The system described is known as solid injection; it is the principle that is used by most present day diesel engines and was a proven technique when Rudolph Diesel presented his designs for a patent in 1893.[4]

1891 Living at Fairlawn, Finchley: Chrd Rd Binoy (age 67 born Cape Breton, Canada), Lieutenant Colonel R.E., Consulting Engineer.- Employer. With his wife Emma Louisa Binoy (age 74 born Stonehouse, Devon). Also his wife sisters Anna Maria Tribe (age 68 born Gibralter) and Georgina Mary Walford (age 64 born Nova Scotia). Three servants.[5]

1898 Patent. '...Charles Richard Binney, a subject of the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, residing in London, England, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Means for Preventing Vibrations in Vehicles...'[6]

1907 Patent. 'Charles Richard Binney and James Logan Watkins, both citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and residents of 5 Hackney road and 251 Clapham road, both in London, England, have invented certain new gear for motor vehicles and refers more particularly and useful Improvements in Driving-Gear for Motor-Vehicles....'[7]

1909 September 30th. Died. Of 51 Leigh Road, Highbury.

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