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Frederick Winsor

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Frederick Winsor

Person  Male  Born 1763  Died 11/5/1830

Categories: Engineering

Countries: France, Germany

Gas engineer. Born Friedrich Albrecht Winzer (Anglicised as Frederick Albert Winsor) in Brunswick, Germany. He studied the technology of gas street lighting in Paris. In London he founded the Gas Light and Coke Company in 1807. By 1815, 30 miles of gas mains had been laid in London. He died in Paris. There is a memorial to him in Kensal Green cemetery bearing the inscription 'At evening time it shall be light (Zechariah 14:7)'

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Frederick Winsor

Plaque unveiled by Councillor Carolyn Keen, Lord Mayor of Westminster. At the...

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