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Arthur Chantrey Baker

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Arthur Chantrey Baker (1888-1950) of the Birmingham City Transport.

1951 Obituary [1]

"ARTHUR CHANTREY BAKER was in the service of the Birmingham City Transport throughout his professional career and at the time of his death, which occurred on 22nd July 1950, had held the appointment of general manager for twenty-two years. He was born at Nottingham in 1888 and was educated at Cranleigh School and Nottingham University, where he took and engineering course. After serving his time as a pupil with Messrs. Dick Kerr and Company, Ltd., Preston, from 1906 to 1908, he continued in the service of that firm as an erector for another year. He then entered upon his duties with the Birmingham City Transport as assistant engineer, his promotion to the post of chief engineer following in 1920 and his final appointment in 1928. Mr. Baker had been a Member of the Institution of Automobile Engineers since 1939. He was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and had served on the Councils of the Institute of Transport and the Municipal Tramways and Transport Association."

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