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Charles Taylor (1836-1903)

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Charles Taylor (1836-1903)


1904 Obituary [1]

CHARLES TAYLOR, born on the 6th January, 1836, entered the service of the Nottingham Gas Co in 1850. Five years later he became Superintendent of that Company’s station at Basford, and from 1861 to 1864 he occupied a similar position at the principal station at Nottingham.

In 1864 he was appointed Engineer to the Derby Gas Co, which post he held until April, 1900. He also acted for a time as Engineer to the Long Eaton Gas Co and to the Castle Donington Gas Co, and occasionally as Consulting Engineer to the Ashby-de-la- Zouch and other Companies. During Mr. Taylor’s tenure of the post of Gas Engineer at Derby the quantity of gas manufactured yearly increased from one hundred million cubic feet to five hundred and fifty million cubic feet, and branch works were established at Litchurch. Mr. Taylor was a member of the Derby Board of Guardians.

He died at his residence, 37 Uttoxeter New Road, Derby, on the 2nd July, 1903.

Mr. Taylor was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 3rd February, 1885.



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