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George Glover (1811-1899)

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George Glover (1811-1899), surgeon, gas meter manufacturer

1811 Born in Edinburgh, brother of Thomas Glover

1851 George Glover 40, surgeon, lived in Edinburgh with Mary Anne Glover 36 James Glover 11, David G Glover 9, George R Glover, 7 John A Glover 5, Mary Ann G Glover 4 Months[1]

1860 Presumably founded George Glover and Co, gas meter manufacturers

1861 Patent application by George Glover, of 8, Queen's-square, in the county of Middlesex, in respect of the invention of "improvements in apparatus used in measuring gas."[2]

1861 Patent to George Glover, of No. 8, Queen-square,Westminster, for the invention of "improvements in gas meters and pneumatometers."[3]

1864 Patent application by George Glover, of the Ranelagh Works, Ranelagh-road, Pimlico, in the county of Middlesex, respect of the invention of "improvements in drygas meters."[4].

1866 Read his paper "On National Standards for Gas Measurement and Gas Meters" before the Society of Arts[5]

1871 George Glover 66, surgeon, MRCS, lived in Belgrave, London, with Mary Anne Glover 57 Mary Anne Glover 20[6]

1871 Patent to George Glover, of Ranelagh-road, Pimlico, in the county of Middlesex, for an invention of "certain improvements in the arrangements and construction of submerged or subaqueous lamps and in the fluid used in the fluid used in and adapted to such lamps." — Communicated to him from abroad by M. Michel Van der Weyde, of St. Petersburg, in the Empire of Russia[7]

1899 of 30 St George's Square, London, gas meter manufacturer, probate to David Thomas Glover, George Raleigh Glover[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. London Gazette 26 Mar 1861
  3. London Gazette 14 June 1861
  4. London Gazette 12 Apr 1864
  5. The Engineer 1866/05/11
  6. 1871 census
  7. London Gazette 21 April 1871
  8. National probate calendar