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Howard Lane (1852-1924) of Birmingham, consulting engineer to Messrs. S. Walker, Ltd., hydraulic and general engineering contractors, of Fazeley Street, Birmingham.
1852 Born in Leek Wooton, Warwickshire
1887 In partnership as Howard Lane and Co, engineers and contractors
1891 Howard Lane 38, civil engineer, lived in Edgbaston with Ethel F Lane 31
1900 of 484, Corporation Street, Birmingham. Director of Hydro-Pneumatic Traction Syndicate, Ltd.
1901 Howard Lane 48, consulting mechanical engineer, lived in Erdington with Ethel Lane 40
1903 Started to develop an interest in production of hydrogen
1908 Engineer, of 125 Edmund St., Birmingham; T.A. "Pneumatics"
1911 Howard Lane 58, consulting engineer, lived in Rochester Row, Westminster, with Ethel Florence Lane 51
1917 Demonstrated an experimental plant for hydrogenating oils in order to harden them that was in use at The Laboratory, Ashford, Middx
1924 Died in Windsor district