People of Brookline

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Thomas Irving Taylor, Brookline High School Class of 1898
1880 - 1977; Parents: Washington Irving Taylor and Ann Maria Bellamy; lived at 294 Walnut St.

His father was in the hat and fur business, worked for a railroad supply company and for Sprague Electric before managing Taylor Machinery, a metalworking firm in Boston. He was awarded a patent in 1921 for an automobile water gauge "so that---the driver may be informed at all times by visible means from his position when driving, whether or not the radiator water supply is in need of replenishment. " Tom, who was married twice and lived in Newton, later worked as a vault attendant for the Newton-Waltham Bank & Trust Co.