Engineer and inventor. He devised many ingenious mechanical contrivances which he incoporated in his home. His major invention was a form of centrifugal pump used for drainage in the fens, which he demonstrated at the Great Exhibition of 1851, which won a gold medal. He also invented a brake for use in lowering telegraph cables into the sea, a system used when laying the first transatlantic cable in 1857. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1853.
Maria Appold (1801 - 1870)*
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium
London Borough of Lambeth
Greater London, England
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Record added: Aug 19, 2009
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