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Encyclopedia > Frederick Bakewell

Frederick Collier Bakewell (September 29, 1800 – September 26, 1869) was an English physicist who improved on the concept of the facsimile machine introduced by Alexander Bain in 1842 and demonstrated a working version at the 1851 World's Fair in London. A Samsung fax machine. ... Alexander Bain (October 1811 – January 2, 1877), was a Scottish instrument inventor, technician, and clockmaker. ... The Great Exhibition in Hyde Park 1851. ...


Born in Wakefield, W Yorkshire, he eventually moved to Hampstead, Middlesex where he lived until his death. Bakewell was married to Henrietta Darbyshire with whom he had a son Robert.


In addition to his work on facsimile transmission, he held patents for many other innovations. Bakewell also wrote texts on physics and natural phenomena.


References

  • Birth / Death Dates
  • A widely-cited online biography
  • Chronological Index of Patents Applied for and Patents Granted for the Year 1863 - Bennet Woodcroft - 1864

His Books

  • Philosophical conversations - 1833
  • Electric science ; its history, phenomena, and applications - 1853

 
 

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