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Frederick Montague Townshend Lange

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Frederick Montague Townshend Lange (1856-1928), Member of Institute of Chemical Engineers, of Institute of Mining Engineers, of Inst of Mechanical Engineers, of Geipel and Lange

1856 Born at sea, off Ascension Island, son of Frederick George Lange[1] and Emily Lange, baptized in West Brompton[2] brother of Walter Mason Lange (b.1880).

1876 Entered Jesus College, Cambridge.

1878 2nd Lieut., Middlesex Engineer-Volunteers.

1881 of Lange's Wool-Combing Works, Saint Acheul-les-Amiens, Somme, France.

1884 Married Louise Lefebore in London

Went into partnership with William Geipel as Geipel and Lange

c.1903 Went to China for Samuel McGregor and Co

1905 Lived in Gloucester Gardens, London[3]

Director of Vulcan Dynamo and Motor Co

1928 Died



1928 Obituary [4]

FREDERICK MONTAGUE TOWNSHEND LANGE was the inventor of Lange's wool-combing machine.

He was educated at Wellington College, Cambridge University, and the Crystal Palace School of Engineering.

For some years he was engaged in pioneer work in the application of electricity for both lighting and power purposes in France.

Upon his return to England he entered into partnership with Mr. William Geipel, with whom he carried out many important electrical undertakings, mostly of an industrial character.

He subsequently went to China as chief electrical engineer to Messrs. Samuel McGregor and Company.

Upon his return to England ten years afterwards, in 1913, he was appointed secretary and manager of The Representation of British Manufacturers in the Far and Near East. His death occurred on 17th April 1928, in his seventy-second year.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1881, and was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.


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Sources of Information

  1. Cambridge Alumni records
  2. Baptism records
  3. Directory
  4. 1928 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries
  • Cambridge Alumni records