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Thomas Thorne Baker

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Thomas Thorne Baker (1881-1962)

1881 Born in Tadcaster

Educated at Mercers' School, London

Passed Intermediate Science examination at the University of London.

Worked as research chemist

1907 went to Paris for the Daily Mirror to take up Prof. Korn's system of photo-telegraphy

Superintended the operation of the Korn system between Manchester, Paris, and London.

The Korn system was eventually superseded by a system of Baker's invention.

Then focussed on research on high-frequency and X-rays.

1911 Thomas Thorne Baker 30, consulting engineer, lived in Willesden with Moira Colville Thorne Baker 28, Yvonne Moira Thorne Baker 4, Vivien Eilken Thorne Baker 1[1]

1940 Living in the USA with Elsie Grace Baker[2]

1962 Thomas Thorne Baker lived in Middlesex at the time of his death[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 census
  2. 1940 census
  3. National probate calendar