Coates, Thomas 1847 - 1918
1847-1918, civil engineer; mechanical engineer; model maker, English; British
Educated in Germany and Russia as an engineer and draughtsman.
1883 - started work at Samuel Watt & Co, London as a draughtsman.
1888 - won a medallion from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce for his model of a fire engine.
1890 - won the Champion Gold Medal at Crystal Palace for a model of a fire engine.
1896 - moved from Peckham to Wallington.
1911 - moved to Keynsham, Somerset