Sir Goldsworthy Gurney is a prime example of that most Victorian of species: the gentleman scientist. A man of independent means who did not actually need to work to earn his living, and who possessed a scientific mind could make a fair contribution to inventing the 19th century. Such a man was Gurney.
He invented the limelight–a lamp which glowed when heated with an oxygen/hydrogen flame and used to enduring fame in lighting actors on stage.
In the 1820s he invented a steam carriage and proved that it could travel long distances even over the rough roads of the day.
In 1856, he patented an improved heater, called the Gurney Stove, some of which are still in use to this day!
Here’s a link to an article on the BBC website about this interesting and not-very-well-known man.