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British Industrial History

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R. W. Thompson

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'...R. W. Thompson who went out to Batavia, realised a handsome fortune, and married a clever wife (Miss hertz), came home and invented the traction engine, which goes by his name, distinguished by having india-rubber wheel tyres. He died in Edinburgh..'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Autobiography of George Turnbull. Published 1893. Page 63.