Death of John Phillips, aged 94, who lived at 70 Mount Nod Road and before that at 31 Kingscourt Road with his wife Augusta.
A mechanical engineer he patented, the first rotary bacon cutter, the first boring morticing machine, a mineral water bottler, a brawn moulder. a mica cutter and a ballot register and checker.
He also invented a device to automatically turn music sheets at the request of Sir A Mann who was at the time conducting at Crystal Palace. The audience displayed more interest in his device than the music and so stopped being used