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Carl Fox (1886-1919)

1919 Obituary [1]

CARL FOX was born at Edgware on 10th August 1886.

After receiving a general education at the Central Foundation School, Cowper Street, London, he studied for three years at the Polytechnic School of Engineering, Regent Street, and obtained Diplomas in Mechanical Engineering.

In 1907 he began an apprenticeship in the shops and drawing-office of Messrs. Gilbert Gilkes, of Kendal, Westmorland, and two years later he went to Peru as assistant mechanical engineer at the mines of the Sociedad Esplotadora de Caylloma.

In 1912 he was promoted to be chief mechanical engineer of the Company, which position he held until 1916, when he went to Bolivia to take up a post as engineer to Messrs. Graham, Rowe and Co., at Oruro. This position, which he filled most efficiently, he held until the time of his death, which took place at Oruro, on 6th June 1919, in his thirty-third year.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1916.

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