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Charles Herbert Scott

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Charles Herbert Scott (1860-1918)

1885 of Bessemer Steel Works, Sheffield. - Henry Bessemer and Co


1918 Obituary [1]

CHARLES HERBERT SCOTT was born at Lincoln in 1860.

He entered the engineering profession as a pupil at the works of Messrs. Galloways, Ltd., Manchester, and on the completion of his apprenticeship he stayed with them for two or three years, ultimately becoming their chief designer.

He was afterwards with Messrs. Yates and Thom, Blackburn, for whom he designed a great deal of rolling mill plant.

In 1888 he went to Gloucester, and was managing director of the late firm of Summers and Scott, whose principal business was that of linoleum machinery specialists and manufacturers.

He also designed many pumping installations for water and sewage, amongst them being that for the Gloucester Corporation at Newent and those for the City of Vera Cruz, Mexico, but he specialized in the manufacture of linoleum, having brought out many of the machines necessary to the process.

In connexion with his business, he was a great traveller, having visited and installed plant in many foreign countries, and it was while at Philadelphia, in connexion with his latest inventions for manufacturing inlaid linoleum, that his death took place on 17th August 1918, at the age of fifty-eight.

He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1882, and was transferred to Member in 1888.



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