Joseph Hinks

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Joseph Hinks was a British inventor, working in Birmingham. He patented improvements to oil lamps, marketing the resultant Duplex lamp.

Brother of James Hinks he took over his company, James Hinks & Son, of 91-96 Great Hampton Street and 66 Hockley Street, Birmingham in 1839, patenting a duplex burner and extinguisher in 1865.[1] He became mayor of Leamington Spa.[1]

He died at Orkney Cottage Taplow Bucks on 24 April 1931.[1]

He is buried in Key Hill Cemetery in Birmingham.[citation needed]


  • Lamp For Burning Petroleum, James Hinks and Joseph Hinks, in Scientific American, Vol. 17, No. 26 28 December 1867.


  1. ^ a b c "Family look for oil lamp inventor's resting place". 4 December 2007. Retrieved 26 February 2019.

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