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C. C. Hardy

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C. C. Hardy (1864- )

1922 (late Major, R.E.), Assoc. M.Inst.C.E., Partner in firm of Humpage, Thompson and Hardy, Patent Hack Sawing and Gear Cutting Machinery Makers, etc., Mechanical Engineers, Jacob Street, Bristol. T. A.: " Gear, Bristol." T. N.: 3353 Bristol. b. 1864; s. of Colonel E. A. Hardy, late of 2 I st Hussars; m. Edith Georgina Potter, d. of Rev. P. Potter (3 children). Ed. Clifton College, 1878-82. Three years Engineering Training at Bristol University. 1i years in Mechanical Works of E. Shaw, Bristol. Went out to India in 1888, and was employed as Assistant Engineer to the Bhavnagar State, Kathiawar, till 1892, chiefly on roads, several buildings, workshops and minor bridges. Then appointed Assistant Engineer on the East Indian Railway, and held various appointments on that railway for ten years (for one year had charge of the Head Drawing Office in Calcutta, under the. Chief Engineer, F. E. Robertson (d.), who built the famous Sukkur Bridge across the Indus). Started in Bristol in private practice, 1903; then with Humpage and Thompson, started in 1906 the firm of Humpage, Thompson and Hardy (Fine Accurate' Engineering Work). Chief Works: Remodelling of large station yards, new station buildings, surveying new branch lines, water supply and various works connected therewith in India. Publications: " Tables of Diametral Pitch Gears " (1912). War Services.—October, 1914, to February, 1919, chiefly Personal Assistant to Commanding RoyaL Engineer, Winchester District, in charge of construction of training camps and war hospitals, Major R.E. 1918.

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