Robert William Thomson (Inventor)

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Robert William Thomson

Birthplace: Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, UK
Death: Died in Canongate, Moray House (at 248)
Place of Burial: Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Father of Robert William Thomson and Mother of Robert William Thomson
Husband of Clara Thomson
Father of Courtauld Greenwood Courtauld-Thomson
Brother of Elspeth Grahame; Winifred Hope Thomson (Artist) and Thomas Thomson

Occupation: Inventor of Pheumatic Tyre, Fountain Pen, Floating Jetty etc. Stonehavens "Most Famous Son"
Managed by: Alison Liddell Muller (Griffiths)
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About Robert William Thomson (Inventor)

Biographical Summary

Thomson, Robert William. 29/06/1822-08/03/1873. Ref: 1500. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Stonehaven, Kincardineshire.
  • Place of Death: 3 Moray Place, Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Civil Engineer, Inventor.
  • References: DNB 53, 1898, 268-9; Scots Magazine 1885, 57; Proc Roy Soc Edinb, 8, 1872-5, 278-282; A Boyle, Scotland's Cultural Heritage 5, 1984.
  • Memberships: FRSSA (1863, President, 1869-71).
  • Date of Election: 21/12/1863.
  • Proposers: Charles Piazzi Smyth (Billet 20/4/1863, 7/12/1863).
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1867-9.
  • Notes: Invented the fountain pen (1849).
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 931

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Robert William Thomson (Inventor)'s Timeline

June 29, 1822
Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, UK
August 16, 1865
Age 43
March 8, 1873
Age 50
Canongate, Moray House (at 248)
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK