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Septimus Beresford Weller

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Septimus Beresford Weller (1892-1974)

1892 Born in West Norwood, son of Harry Weller and his wife Sarah

1911 Living at 57 Idmiston Road, West Norwood: Harry Weller (age 65 born Brighton), Retired Booksellers Clerk. With his wife Sarah Ann Weller (age 58 born Bermondsey) and their three children; John Weller (age 33 born Peckham), Motor Car Manufacturer - Employer; Lily Weller (age 32 born New Cross); and Septimus Beresford Weller (age 19 born West Norwood), Motor car Engineer - Worker. One boarder.[1]

1914 Took out his first patent, on frictionally driven fans

1918 Patent with his brother John on improvements in motor vehicles

1925 A later patent was taken out with A.C. Cars Ltd on improvements in speed change gears.

1930 Patent with Marles Steering Co and Adamant Engineering Co on method of forming helical threads, etc. Septimus' address was in Luton. This was the first of several with Marles.

1949 Having invented a method of mounting sleeves on shafts, it was patented by Bristol Aeroplane Co

1974 Died in Bath

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census