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Russell Stuart Wright

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Russell Stuart Wright M.I.E.E., X-ray engineer

1876 Born in Hornsey son of Lewis and Eliza Wright[1]

Educated at Tollington Park College; King's College, London

Engaged originally in optics - worked for Newton and Co

1895 Rontgen developed the first X-ray machine; late in 1895 Wright was, he claimed, one of the pioneers of X-ray work

Specialised in X-rays thereafter.

1901 Lewis Wright 62, author and journalist, lived in Hornsey with Eliza M Wright 61, Edith E Wright 34, Russell S Wright 25[2]

1901 Patent with Herbert Charles Newton on improvements in working of induction coils

1911 Russell Stuart Wright 35, scientific instrument maker, lived in Barnet with Mary Brostie Wright 30, Margaret Elizabeth Wright 7 months[3]

1911 Patent with Evelyn Elmer Burnside on improvements in dielectrics for contact breakers.

1911 Incorporation of Newton and Wright as a private company

1912 Associate member of Inst Elec Engineers

1913 of Newton and Co, patent with Vickers Ltd of improvements in cinematographic apparatus.

1917 Member of Inst of Elec Engineers

by 1939 Chairman and Managing Director, Newton and Wright, Ltd., X-Ray Engineers., 68 Ballards Lane, Finchley, N.3.

1961 of Finchley when he died[4]

Author of "Optical Projection" (Longman), etc.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 census
  2. 1901 census
  3. 1911 census
  4. National probate calendar