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Francis Campin

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Francis Campin (1842-1904)

1842 Born the son of Harry Campin, a hat presser

1861 Advert. 'The Practice of Hand Turning' by Francis Campin.[1]

1862 Partnership dissolved. Between Francis Campin and Charles B. King.[2]

1862 Advert. 'A New Practical Work on Iron Roofs' and A New Practical Work on Mechanical Engineering' by Francis Campin, C.E.[3]

1863 Chief engineer of Martin's Patent Anchor Co.[4]

c.1864 Invented a drawing machine called the "orograph", subsequently renamed the "temnograph" by Mr Rymer-Jones[5]

1867 October 30th. Married at Greenwich to Amelia Elizabeth Whitcomb

1870 Advert. 'Principles and Construction of Machinery' by Francis Campin, C.E.[6]

1871 Living at 183 Holyhead Road, Wednesbury: Francis Campin (age 28 born Brixton), Civil Engineer. With his wife Amelia Elizabeth Campin (age 25 born Greenwich) with their sons Francis William Campin (age 2 born Greenwich) and Henry Campin (age 1 born Greenwich). One visitor.[7]

1874 Patent. '1893. To Robert Elliott Cooper, of 37, Kensington-terrace, Hyde Park, Leeds, in the county of York, Civil Engineer, and Francis Campin, of 58, Fenton-street, Leeds, in the county of York, Civil Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in apparatus for locking railway signals and switches and for locking railway signals and gates at level crossings."[8]

1904 December 13th. Died. Probate to Walter Percy Campin

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Sources of Information

  1. London Evening Standard - Friday 13 September 1861
  2. The London Gazette Publication date: 7 February 1862 Issue: 22596 Page: 680
  3. South London Chronicle - Saturday 06 December 1862
  4. London Standard - Monday 14 December 1863
  5. The Engineer 1880/09/17
  6. London Standard - Monday 07 February 1870
  7. 1871 Census
  8. The London Gazette Publication date:26 June 1874 Issue:24108 Page:3218