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Biographical entry Lorimer, James (1831 - 1889)


30 March 1831
Dumfriesshire, Scotland
6 September 1889
Parliamentarian and Merchant


Sir James Lorimer was a successful merchants and shipping agent in Victoria during the mid to late 1800s. He was also a respected parliamentarian and was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) in 1887. Lorimer is thought to have co-patented 'Improvements in the Mode of Preserving Animal and vegetable Substances' in 1863.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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  • Lorimer, James, Marwood, Matthe and Rome, Robert, 'Improvements in the Mode of Preserving Animal and vegetable Substances (Patent, 3 Sept., 1863)', Specifications of Letters of Registration of Patents for Inventions - South Australia, 1 (37) (1848-68), 3. Details


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