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Anne Rosemary Chamney
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Born 16 April 1931
Died 9 December 2008
Nationality British
Occupation Medical engineer, inventor
  • Ronald Martin Chamney (father)
  • Eleanor Margery Hampshire (mother)

Anne Rosemary Chamney CEng MIMechE (16 April 1931 – 9 December 2008) was a mechanical engineer specialising in medical equipment. She is best known for her invention of a novel oxygen tent which was much cheaper than existing tents, it was also lighter and therefore easier to transport. Chamney studied at the Royal Aeronautical Society and became an apprentice at the De Havilland Aircraft Company in Hatfield in 1953. Later she became a senior technician at University College Hospital Medical School where she evaluated hospital equipment. Chamney was awarded the first James Clayton Prize in Medical Engineering from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Chamney was also a Fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society and a member of the Women's Engineering Society.

Early life

Anne Chamney was born on 16 April 1931 to Eleanor Margery Hampshire and Ronald Martin Chamney. She had one older brother John, born in 1928. According to the 1911 census, her father Ronald was an engineer with the National Telephone Company. As a young child, Chamney was ambidextrous. She attended an all girls school from the age of nine until she was 16.

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