Arthur Kitson

Economist, Author

1861 – 1937

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Who was Arthur Kitson?

Arthur Kitson was a British monetary theorist and inventor. He was the Managing Director of the Kitson Empire Lighting Company of Stamford, Lincolnshire and held many patents.

In 1901, he invented the vaporized oil burner. The fuel was vaporized at high pressure and burned to heat the mantle, giving an output of over six times the luminosity of traditional oil lights. This device was later improved by David Hood at Trinity House.

He was declared bankrupt in 1925.

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Born
1861
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Died
1937

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on July 23, 2013

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