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George Fuller (1829 - 1907):
Engineer


George Fuller was born in Newbury, Berkshire and was educated at King's College, London. He was appointed principal associate in the engineering business of Professor James Thomson in Belfast, and from 1854 to 1888 was employed on railway works by Liddell and Cordon, Civil Engineers of Westminster. He then became resident engineer at Madras to the Great Southern of India Railway, and in 1868 took up the position of Professor of Engineering at University College, London. Five years later he came to Belfast as Professor of Engineering at Queen's College: After eleven years he resigned to take up private work in London. In 1878 he invented a cylindrical spiral slide-rule which had the accuracy of a straight slide rule of over twenty-five metres long.

Born: 1829
Died: 1907
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