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Percy Hector Pitman

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Percy Hector Pitman, of Percy Pitman

1871 Born in Prestwich, Manchester

Moved with his family to Bosbury, Ledbury.

1894 Bankrupt.

1901 'Mr. P. Pitman of Halifax' supplied a 3ft diameter Pelton wheel, with two nozzles, to the Tamer(?) Waterworks, Chester. It was combined with a steam engine to drive a dynamo for lighting.[1]

1907 Living at Cropthorne, Pershore

1926 Granted US Patent No. 1,608,565 for a needle valve and flow deflector which to control the speed of jet-impelled water wheels.

1961 Percy Pitman died at Wood Green, Middlesex.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] The Engineer, 21 June 1901, p.645
  • [2] Bosbury History Resource website - PERCY HECTOR PITMAN 1871-1961