Herbert William Garratt Fact Sheet Biography: Who was Herbert William Garratt? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Herbert William Garratt.
Herbert William Garratt Fact File: Lifespan: 1864 - 1913 *** Full Name: Herbert William Garratt *** Occupation: English Mechanical Engineer and Inventor *** Date of Birth: Herbert William Garratt was born on June 8th 1864 *** Place of Birth: Herbert William Garratt was born in Hackney, London, England *** Family background: His father was William Garratt who was a manufacturer of umbrellas and his mother was Emma Hunt *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with his family in London *** Education: Herbert William Garratt received a private school education in London ***
Herbert William Garratt Fact 1: Herbert William Garratt was born on June 8th 1864 and during the 19th century period in history when scientific discoveries were being made and innovations in mathematics, physics, biology, electricity and chemistry were moving very fast.
Herbert William Garratt Fact 2: He spent his apprenticeship at the Bow Works of the North London Railway during 1879 and 1882.
Herbert William Garratt Fact 3:
He also spent some of his time in
marine engineering as well as being
an inspector for civil engineering
Herbert William Garratt Fact 8:
With a low profile frame in the
center, with plenty of room for
fireboxes and boiler to carry water
supplies and fuel between a pair of
driving bogies either with or
without pony wheels.
Herbert William Garratt Fact 13: Jackson had also worked with Garratt on a proposed narrow gauge locomotive for New South Wales and had prepared Mallet designed for projects in Chile and Portugal.
Herbert William Garratt Fact 14:
The Tasmanian Government made
enquiries with regard to a prototype
design for a locomotive to run along
their North-East Dundas Tramway. The
K Class would be the result and
built in 1909.
Influence & Legacy: The Garratt locomotive would continue to be built by Beyer, Peacock and Company for many years after Garratt died. Garratts were commonly used around the world in South America, Australia, Asia, Africa and across Europe.
Important Events of the 19th century and during the life of Herbert William Garratt include: The Central Pacific Railroad Company hire Chinese people to work on the transcontinental railroad, Joseph Lister reports sterilizing tools will prevent the spread of micro organisms transmitting diseases and Britain has partial ownership of the Suez Canal enterprise.
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