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Frederic George Sison Ham

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Frederic George Sison Ham (1856-1912)

1913 Obituary [1]

FREDERIC GEORGE SISON HAM was born at Greenwich in 1856, and was educated at the Greenwich Proprietary School and the City of London College.

He was then employed at the works of Messrs. J. Stone and Co., Deptford, from 1874 to 1880, and for the next twelve years was engaged on sewerage and water works in various parts of England.

In December 1893 he founded the business of Ham, Baker and Co., engineers, of Grosvenor Road, Westminster, and Langley Green, Worcestershire, and was engaged in the erection of iron and brass foundries and fitting shops for the manufacture of engineers' specialities for sewerage and water works.

In 1901 the business was converted into a company, of which he was a director, and he became chairman and managing director in 1903.

Subsequently contracts were carried out for the supply of all the fire hydrants used in London by the Metropolitan Water Board, and for penstocks and iron work for various Corporations and District Councils of Great Britain.

His death took place at Wimbledon, on 1st October 1912, at the age of fifty-six.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1903, and was transferred to full Membership in 1905.

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