Herbert Akroyd Stuart

This page is about Herbert Akroyd Stuart, born 28th January 1864- 19th February 1927 was an English inventor who is noted for his invention of the hot bulb engine or heavy oil engine.

Watch the Junior Filmmakers video about Herbert here.


The Video is about an unsung hero. Herbert accidentally spilt paraffin which lead him to invent something that would have an enormous impact world wide. The video is also about how the diesel engine used in millions of cars and other machinery. The credit for this invention was unfortunately given to Rudolph Diesel



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Did you know!?

Herbert is the son of Charles Stuart, founder of the Bletchley Iron and Tinplate works which he joined wit his father in 1887