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John Henry Hamilton

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1932. John Henry Hamilton.

John Henry Hamilton (1858-1932) of the Premier Gas Engine Co

1858 Born at the Vicarage of Estersnow, County Roscommon, Ireland, (November 1858).

Apprenticed at the works of Douglas and Grant in Kirkaldy.

Employed on the design of a large Corliss Steam Engines for Mill Driving in India.

Also worked for L. Sterne and Co, of Glasgow; Richard Moreland and Son of London and Hayward Tyler and Co.

1893 of Sandiacre, Derby; patented several improvements in gas motor engines.

1896 Patent with Arthur Rollason on use of gas or oil engine for self-propelled vehicles

Further patents on improvements in gas engines

1900s Several patents on blowing engines

Latterly of the Premier Gas Engine Co.

1922 Joint patent with Premier Gas Engine Co, of Sandiacre, on piston cooling arrangements

1929 Joint patent with Premier Gas Engine Co, of Sandiacre, on improvements in pistons

1930 Joint patent with Premier Gas Engine Co, of Sandiacre, on bearings

1932 Died aged 75. Read his Obituary in The Engineer 1932/03/04.[1]

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  1. The Engineer 1932/03/04