Henry Sutton (inventor)

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Henry Sutton
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Born (1855-09-03)3 September 1855
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Died 28 July 1912(1912-07-28) (aged 56)
Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Inventor

Henry Sutton (1855-1912) born in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia[1] was an inventor credited with contributions to many forefront technologies of the day. Sutton studied and then lectured at the Ballarat School of Mines (SMB).[2][3][4]

By 1899 he had built and driven the Sutton Autocar, one of the first motor cars in Australia.[2] In 1903 Sutton was a founding member of the Automobile Club of Victoria.[5] He died in 1912 at the age of 56. [5]

Inventions[edit]

Some of his inventions include various telephones, lightbulbs, a dynamo, a prototype Ornithopter/helicopter, radio transmitters/receivers,[6][7] the world’s first portable wireless radio, a colour-printing process, battery,[8] several vacuum pumps[9] and telephane,[10] an early design for a television.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Victorian BDM index
  2. ^ a b Gervasoni, Clare. "Henry SUTTON". Federation University Australia Honour Roll. 
  3. ^ Withers,William Bramwell (1887). The History of Ballarat, from the First Pastoral Settlement to the Present Time (2 ed.). Ballarat: F.W. Niven And Co. 
  4. ^ Beggs Sunter, Anne. "Henry Sutton the Eureka man". Australian Heritage. 
  5. ^ a b McCallum, Austin. "Henry Sutton". Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. 
  6. ^ "WIRELESS EXPERIMENTS. A MELBOURNE INVENTOR. A SENSITIVE DETECTOR.". The Mercury (Hobart, Tas). 7 March 1912. 
  7. ^ Watt, Jarrod (12 Feb 2012). "Australian's forgotten radio pioneer: the amazing Henry Sutton". ABC radio. 
  8. ^ Sutton, H. "On a New Form of Secondary Cell for Electrical Storage". Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 1882. 
  9. ^ Sutton, H. "Description Of Vacuum Apparatus". Review 13 Dec 1881. 
  10. ^ Sutton, H. "1885 Telephane system diagrams". Telegraphic Journal and Electrical Review 7 Nov 1890. 
  11. ^ Henry Sutton bio – IEEE Global History Network.

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