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Thomas Glover (1809-1868)

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Thomas Glover (1808-1868)

1808 April 10th. Born in Edinburgh the son of James Glover and his wife Ann Houeson. Brother of George Glover[1]

1843 Claimed to have invented the diaphragm gas meter. However, Glover in fact introduced improvements to the dry (diaphragm) meter of William Richards (1816-1893).

1844 Established his own business which became Thomas Glover and Co

1861 Gas meter maker, living in Clerkenwell, with Agnes 39, James 14, Agnes E 13, Alexander H 11, Richard 10, John G 8, Hugh C 7, Thomas B 5, Ann H 2[2]

1868 Died in Sevenoaks[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
  2. 1871 census
  3. National Probate Calendar