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 William Murdoch

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William Murdoch Famous memorial

Birth
Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
Death
15 Nov 1839 (aged 85)
Handsworth, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Burial
Handsworth, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Memorial ID
12953857 View Source

Inventor. He was the first to make extensive use of coal gas for illumination and a pioneer in the development of steam-power. In 1777, he entered the engineering firm of Matthew Boulton and James Watt, whose experiment on the distillation of coal and wood first brought gas lighting to a pratical stage, illuminating their factory with it in 1803. He advanced engineering by giant steps with his ability, being presented with the Rumford Medal by the Royal Society.

Inventor. He was the first to make extensive use of coal gas for illumination and a pioneer in the development of steam-power. In 1777, he entered the engineering firm of Matthew Boulton and James Watt, whose experiment on the distillation of coal and wood first brought gas lighting to a pratical stage, illuminating their factory with it in 1803. He advanced engineering by giant steps with his ability, being presented with the Rumford Medal by the Royal Society.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: s.canning
  • Added: 11 Jan 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 12953857
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12953857/william-murdoch: accessed ), memorial page for William Murdoch (21 Aug 1754–15 Nov 1839), Find a Grave Memorial ID 12953857, citing St. Mary's Churchyard, Handsworth, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England; Maintained by Find a Grave .