Beauchamp Tower

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Beauchamp Tower
Born January 13, 1845
Moreton, Essex
Died December 31, 1904
Nationality British
Engineering career
Significant advance Hydrodynamic lubrication

Beauchamp Tower (January 13, 1845 – December 31, 1904) was an English inventor and railway engineer who is chiefly known for his discovery of full-film or hydrodynamic lubrication.[1]

Early life[edit]

Beauchamp Tower was born the son of Robert Beauchamp Tower, rector of Moreton, Essex and educated at Uppingham School, Rutland. He decided at the age of 16 that he wanted to become an engineer and received early training at the Armstrong Works at Elswick, where he stayed for a few months as a draughtsman after completing his four year pupillage.