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.

Edgar Purnell Hooley

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Edgar Purnell Hooley (1860- )M.Inst.C.E., F.S.I., M.Inst.M. & Cy.E., originator of Tarmac

1860 Born

1876 Articled to James Craik, Bristol.

Surveyor to Maidstone R.D.C.

County Surveyor of Nottinghamshire

1902 Obtained a British patent for a method of mixing slag with tar, naming the material Tarmac.

County Engineer (Roads), Kesteven, Lincolnshire

President of the Institution of Municipal and County Engineers.

Acting County Surveyor, Oxon.

WWI Rejoined the 28th Sherwood Foresters as Captain, and later transferred to Territorial Force Reserve.

1917-18 Also Consulting County Surveyor, Bucks.

Surveyor to Stow-on-the-Wold Highway Board

1922 Road Engineer, Fosseside, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloster. Chief Works: Maintenance of highways and bridge-building.

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