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Cecil Palmer Jessop
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Start Date:
24 Feb 1874
End Date:
16 Apr 1965
Cecil Jessop was born in Deloraine on 24 February 1874 to Thomas and Mary Ann (nee Palmer) Jessop. He married Dora (Mabel Dora) Aitken on 28 June 1899 and moved to Scottsdale in 1903 and later to Queensland in 1908. He started his own foundry business in Tasmania then in Queensland and worked as a mechanical engineer.

In 1895 he invented the cylindrical printing press used to print copies of his own childrens magazine Tasmanian Boys and Girls at Beulah and after moving to Queensland he designed the machine to make marbles for the Golden Casket lottery.