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Henry Leonard Heathcote

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Henry Leonard Heathcote, chemist and engineer.

1876 Born in Handsworth

1909 of Harlech, Warwick Avenue, Coventry.

1911 Henry Leonard Heathcote 34, research chemist for a cycle manufacturer, lived in Coventry with Jessie Matilda Heathcote 36[1]

1916 Chief Research Chemist, Rudge-Whitworth Ltd. Coventry

1922 M.Sc. (B'ham),. B.Sc. (Lond.), F.I.C., Head of Research Laboratory, Rudge Whitworth, Ltd., Birmingham and Coventry; b. 1876; s. of Frederic John Heathcote. Ed. King Edward's Grammar School, Birmingham Municipal Tech. School, Mason University College, and University of Leipzig. Training: Rudge Whitworth, Ltd. Research Work: Improvements in Case-hardening Materials and Practice (" Eternite " and " Tufflint " Case-hardening Compositions); New Instruments for testing hardness of materials (Quadrant Sclerometer, Auto-punch, Brinell-pliers, Sclerotint); New Instruments for making accurate measurements (Millimike); New Process for rectifying Gauges, finishing Tools and Parts; a Rust-proofing Process; an Instrument for Indicating the Oxidizing Power of Furnace Gases (Oxyscope). Paper: " Some Recent Improvements in Case Hardening Practice," Jour. Iron and Steel Inst., May, 1914. Address: Rudge Whitworth, Ltd., Sparkhill, Birmingham.

1939 Manufacturer of Case Hardening Compound, lived in Solihull with Jessie M Heathcote [2]

1950 Died in Warwick[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 census
  2. 1939 register
  3. National probate calendar