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William Brakefield

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William Brakefield (c1862- )

c1862 Born the son of Charles Brakefield, a lime-burner and general contractor, of Charing.

1897 April. An engineer who while working on a compressed air carriage at Charing, Kent, was injured when it exploded. Possibly the only car in the country running on compressed air.[1] Detailed report with photographs.[2]

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