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Charles Brown

Charles Brown

British mechanical engineer in Switzerland
Charles Brown
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Intro British mechanical engineer in Switzerland
Was Engineer Mechanical engineer
From United Kingdom
Type Engineering
Gender male
Birth 30 June 1827, London Borough of Hillingdon, United Kingdom
Death 6 October 1905, Basel, Switzerland (aged 78 years)
Star sign Cancer
Peoplepill ID charles-brown
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Biography

Charles Brown (30 June 1827–6 October 1905) was a British engineer. He was born at Uxbridge on 30 June 1827 and was apprenticed to Maudslay, Sons and Field.

Career

In 1851 he moved to Switzerland to join the Sulzer company. In 1871 he left Sulzer to set up Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works (SLM). While at SLM he invented the Brown valve gear, a radial valve gear for steam engines. He became involved in the development of electric locomotives in the 1880s. In 1885 he became manager of Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon and in 1890 he set up Charles Brown and Company at 91 Rione Amedeo, Naples, Italy.

Family

He married a Swiss woman and they had a son Charles Eugene Lancelot Brown who founded Brown, Boveri & Cie.

Death

Charles Brown died on 6 October 1905 at Basle.

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http://www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/60/Letters_60.htm
http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Charles_Brown_(1827-1896)
https://d-nb.info/gnd/135647606
https://hls-dhs-dss.ch/fr/articles/030946
https://viaf.org/viaf/8608573
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/viaf-8608573
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