Street Name #71

George Brunton, who was the Manager of the Indian Iron and Steel Company’s Works.

He invented a cotton press, embodying a valuable improvement called the ‘extractor,’ by which the half-pressed bale is removed from the half-press ‘to the finisher,’ expediting greatly the whole process of compression.He also invented an hydraulic valve, and ho was successful in irrigating by steam machinery vast tracts of rice land in southern India. Up to the year 1880 irrigation in that district had been accomplished by the slow and very inadequate means of native wheels.

This Road at Royapuram is named after his Invention.

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