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Edward Ernest George Davey

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Edward Ernest George Davey (1860-1912)

1912 Obituary [1]

EDWARD ERNEST GEORGE DAVEY was born in London on 11th October 1860.

His education was received at various private schools from 1868 to 1875, when he entered the works of Messrs. Benham and Sons, engineers, of Wigmore Street, London, and served until 1881. Then he entered the drawing office as a junior draughtsman, eventually becoming leading engineering draughtsman, and remained in their employ until 1898. During that later period he was responsible for the designs of engines, boilers, pumps, accumulators, lifts, laundry machinery, &c., superintending their manufacture and in some cases their erection.

In addition to this work he was from 1888 assistant lecturer on Machine Drawing and Construction at the Polytechnic, Regent Street, London, and for two years lecturer at the Enfield Science School and the Charterhouse on the same subjects.

Owing to ill- health he retired from the Polytechnic in 1909, and went to live at Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, where his death, took place after a long illness on 30th May 1912, at the age of fifty-one.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1894.

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