30.1.1853 Hamburg/D - 30.12.1917 Putney/UK
William Heerlein Lindley, the son of William (1808-1900), received his technical education in London. In 1869 he joined the engineering office of his father in Germany and thereby was involved in the water supply system of Budapest until 1873. He then was a resident engineer in Frankfurt for the design of the city sewerage system. On retirement of his father in 1878, Lindley became the chief engineer of the city and there was in 1882 appointed municipal engineer until 1896.
The works carried out by Lindley comprised the extension of the sewerage, the sewage purification works, harbor accommodations and the extension of the water supply system in Frankfurt. He also took an active part in the Frankfurt Electric Exhibition in 1891, where electric power was for the first time transmitted over more than 100 km. During his stay in Germany, Lindley contributed to the water supply and the electric power distribution for a number of countries, among which were Austria, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Russia. He also experimented with steam turbines for power production and developed the application of this system which was realized to be much more effective than the steam machine. Lindley was a German representative of the 1888 Navigation Congress in Frankfurt. He was a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers from 1878 and received knighthood in 1911 in recognition of his services to the British Royal Commission on Canals and Waterways.
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