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Francis George Howard Carter

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Francis George Howard Carter (1889-1951)


1952 Obituary [1]

"FRANCIS GEORGE HOWARD CARTER was educated in Australia, where he also served an apprenticeship with the Broken Hill Pty. Company, N.S.W., from 1905 to 1908, and concurrently received his technical training at the Broken Hill School of Mines. He then filled positions as engine erector for the Silverton Tramway Co, and as fitter and turner in the refinery and steelworks of the Broken Hill Company, before joining the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, with which he served throughout the 1914-18 war. After a brief experience of precision grinding with the General Electric Company, Ltd., Erith, Mr. Carter began in 1920 a connection with the Press and printing industry which lasted to the end of his career.

His first employment was with R. Hoe and Company, Ltd., London, where he was in charge of the erection of printing machinery. From 1924 to 1932 he was mechanical engineer to St. Clements Press, Ltd., after which he returned to Australia, where he held the appointment of assistant mechanical superintendent to the Sydney Morning Herald for four years. His last position, which he held from 1938, was that of works and mechanical superintendent to Argus Press, Ltd., London, where he remained until his death, which occurred on 5th September 1951 at the age of sixty-two. Mr. Carter had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1941."


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