Born on 31st of May 1872
Died on 13rd of September 1944
To Heath Robinson (William Heath Robinson) has come the rare honour of his name being adopted adjectivally – even those who have never seen his strangely complex drawings of ridiculous mechanical contraptions may describe an ill-thought out machine as a Heath Robinson device. He was also a gifted book illustrator, with editions of Arabian Nights and The Water Babies embellished by his work.
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