Frederick Albert Winsor, originally Friedrich Albrecht Winzer (1763 in Braunschweig, Germany – May 11, 1830 in Paris) was a German inventor, one of the pioneers of gas lighting in the UK and France. Winsor went to Britain before 1799 and became interested in the technology and economics of fuels. In 1802 he went to Paris to investigate the 'thermo-lamp' which French engineer Philippe Lebon had patented in 1799. Returning to Britain, he started a gasworks and in 1807 lit one side of Pall Mall, London, with gas lamps. In 1804-09 he was granted various patents for gas furnaces and purifiers. His application to Parliament for a charter for the Gas Light and Coke Company having failed, Winsor once more moved to France, but in Paris his company made little progress and was liquidated in 1819.The

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  • Frederick Albert Winsor, originalmente Friedrich Albrecht Winzer (1763, Braunschweig, Alemania - 11 de mayo de 1830, París) fue un inventor alemán, uno de los pioneros de la iluminación con gas en el Reino Unido y Francia. Winsor fue a Gran Bretaña antes de 1799 y se interesó en la tecnología y la economía de los combustibles. En 1802 se trasladó a París para investigar la "termo-lámpara", que el ingeniero francés Philippe Lebon había patentado en 1799. Volviendo a Gran Bretaña, abrió una fábrica de gas e iluminó en 1807 uno de los lados de la calle Pall Mall de Londres mediante lámparas de gas. Entre 1804 y 1809 le concedieron las patentes de varios hornos de gas y purificadores. Solicitó algunos privilegios al Parlamento para su compañía Gas Light and Coke Company (la primera fábrica de gas del mundo, en la que se obtenía gas de hulla), siendo denegados. Winsor volvió a París, pero su compañía no consiguió avanzar mucho por lo que cerró en 1819. El sistema de destilación de gas usado por Winsor consistía en una olla de hierro con una tapa. Esta tenía un tubo en el centro para conducir la condensación hacia una vasija cónica, con perforaciones hacia compartimentos para purificarlo de sulfuro de hidrógeno y amoníaco. El resultado no era muy bueno, ya que el gas obtenido al quemarse emitía un olor un tanto picante. Winsor publicó Description of the Thermo-lamp Invented by Lebon of Paris 1802, Analogy between Animal and Vegetable Life, Demonstrating the Beneficial Application of the Patent Light Stoves to all Green and Hot Houses en 1807. Una placa verde en la calle Pall Mall de Londres señala a los visitantes su primera iluminación de la mano de Winsor. La antigua carretera de acceso a Beckton Gas Works en Beckton recibió el nombre de Winsor Terrace en su honor. (es)
  • Friedrich Albrecht Winzer, auch Frederick Albert Winsor, (* 1762 oder 1763 in Braunschweig; † 11. Mai 1830 in Paris) war ein deutscher Pionier der Gasbeleuchtung. (de)
  • Frédéric Albert Winsor (1763, Brunswick, Allemagne-11 mai 1830, Paris) est un inventeur allemand, l'un des pionniers du gaz d'éclairage au Royaume-Uni et en France. (fr)
  • Frederick Albert Winsor, originally Friedrich Albrecht Winzer (1763 in Braunschweig, Germany – May 11, 1830 in Paris) was a German inventor, one of the pioneers of gas lighting in the UK and France. Winsor went to Britain before 1799 and became interested in the technology and economics of fuels. In 1802 he went to Paris to investigate the 'thermo-lamp' which French engineer Philippe Lebon had patented in 1799. Returning to Britain, he started a gasworks and in 1807 lit one side of Pall Mall, London, with gas lamps. In 1804-09 he was granted various patents for gas furnaces and purifiers. His application to Parliament for a charter for the Gas Light and Coke Company having failed, Winsor once more moved to France, but in Paris his company made little progress and was liquidated in 1819.The distilling retort Winsor used consisted of an iron pot with a fitted lid. The lid had a pipe in the centre leading to the conical condensing vessel, which was compartmented inside with perforated divisions to spread the gas to purify it of hydrogen sulphide and ammonia. The device was not very successful, and the gas being burned was impure and emitted a pungent smell.Winsor published Description of the Thermo-lamp Invented by Lebon of Paris in 1802, Analogy between Animal and Vegetable Life, Demonstrating the Beneficial Application of the Patent Light Stoves to all Green and Hot Houses in 1807, and other works. He died in Paris and was buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery. A green plaque on Pall Mall in London marks the site of Winsor's first demonstration, and there is a memorial to him in Kensal Green cemetery. Winsor Terrace in Beckton, the former approach road to Beckton Gas Works, is named in his honour. (en)
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  • Friedrich Albrecht Winzer, auch Frederick Albert Winsor, (* 1762 oder 1763 in Braunschweig; † 11. Mai 1830 in Paris) war ein deutscher Pionier der Gasbeleuchtung. (de)
  • Frédéric Albert Winsor (1763, Brunswick, Allemagne-11 mai 1830, Paris) est un inventeur allemand, l'un des pionniers du gaz d'éclairage au Royaume-Uni et en France. (fr)
  • Frederick Albert Winsor, originalmente Friedrich Albrecht Winzer (1763, Braunschweig, Alemania - 11 de mayo de 1830, París) fue un inventor alemán, uno de los pioneros de la iluminación con gas en el Reino Unido y Francia. El sistema de destilación de gas usado por Winsor consistía en una olla de hierro con una tapa. Esta tenía un tubo en el centro para conducir la condensación hacia una vasija cónica, con perforaciones hacia compartimentos para purificarlo de sulfuro de hidrógeno y amoníaco. El resultado no era muy bueno, ya que el gas obtenido al quemarse emitía un olor un tanto picante. (es)
  • Frederick Albert Winsor, originally Friedrich Albrecht Winzer (1763 in Braunschweig, Germany – May 11, 1830 in Paris) was a German inventor, one of the pioneers of gas lighting in the UK and France. Winsor went to Britain before 1799 and became interested in the technology and economics of fuels. In 1802 he went to Paris to investigate the 'thermo-lamp' which French engineer Philippe Lebon had patented in 1799. Returning to Britain, he started a gasworks and in 1807 lit one side of Pall Mall, London, with gas lamps. In 1804-09 he was granted various patents for gas furnaces and purifiers. His application to Parliament for a charter for the Gas Light and Coke Company having failed, Winsor once more moved to France, but in Paris his company made little progress and was liquidated in 1819.The (en)
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