Joseph Hinks

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Joseph Hinks was a British inventor, working in Birmingham. He patented improvements to oil lamps, marketing the resultant Duplex lamp.

Brother of James Hinks he took over his company, James Hinks & Son, of 91-96 Great Hampton Street and 66 Hockley Street, Birmingham in 1839, patenting a duplex burner and extinguisher in 1865.[1] He became mayor of Leamington Spa.[1]

He died at Orkney Cottage Taplow Bucks..

He is buried in Key Hill Cemetery in Birmingham.[citation needed]

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  • Lamp For Burning Petroleum, James Hinks and Joseph Hinks, in Scientific American, Vol. 17, No. 26 December 28, 1867.

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