Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin was born earn Dungeness, Kent, England back in 1833 to Charles and Henrietta. He studied at Jedburgh, Borders then he attended the Edinburgh Academy. When his father retired in 1847, the family moved to Frankfurt. Just a year later the family moved to Paris.
Later he attended the University of Genoa. He graduated from there with a M.A. with first-class honors. In 1856, he was working at Penn’s engineering work in Greenwich as a draughtsman. The following year he was an engineer at R.S. Newall and Company in Gateshead. In 1861, he left Newall & Company and entered into a partnership with H.C. Forde. In 1866, he was appointed as professor of engineering at University College, London. He died in 1885, he was 52.
What you may not know about Henry is that he is noted as the inventor of the cable car.
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