Sir Charles Algernon Parsons (Charles Algernon Parsons)

Sir Charles Algernon Parsons

Engineer, scientist and industrialist. Pioneer of turbine technology, founding the succesful company C. A. Parsons Ltd. based in Newcastle. Also invented the ‘auxetophone’ for amplifiynig double-basses, but this proved less popular and profitable. Died on his yacht in Jamaica. (bio by: David Conway)


  • June, 13, 1854


  • February, 02, 1931


  • St Johns College
  • Cambridgeshire
  • England

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