Thomas Drummond

Civil engineer, Deceased Person

1797 – 1840

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Who was Thomas Drummond?

Captain Thomas Drummond, from Edinburgh, Scotland, was an army officer, civil engineer and senior public official. Drummond used the Drummond light which was employed in the trigonometrical survey of Great Britain and Ireland. He is sometimes mistakenly given credit for the invention of limelight, at the expense of Sir Goldsworthy Gurney. However, it was Drummond who realised their value in surveying.

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Born
Oct 10, 1797
Edinburgh
Also known as
  • Друммонд, Томас
Spouses
Nationality
  • England
  • Scotland
Profession
Education
  • Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
Lived in
  • Edinburgh
Died
Apr 15, 1840
Dublin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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