Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

James B. Francis

From Graces Guide

James Bicheno Francis (1815-1892) was a British-American civil engineer. He made important contributions to hydraulic engineering, including developing the Francis turbine.

1815 Born on 18 May in South Leigh, Whitney, Oxfordshire.

1833 Emigrated to the USA.

1892 Died on 18 September. His final home is now the Whistler House Museum of Art.[1]

For more information, see Wikipedia entry.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Whistler House Museum of Art website - Past Residents