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Frederick Braby

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Frederick Braby FCS, FGS (c1839-1911) head of Frederick Braby and Co

1911 Obituary [1]

FREDERICK BRABY died at his residence, Bushey Lodge, Teddington, on October 9, 1911, aged eighty-two years. He was a director of the firm of Frederick Braby & Company, Limited, engineers and iron and metal manufacturers. The firm, which controlled a number of works, were manufacturers of corrugated iron, their factories being the Fitzroy Works, Euston Road, London, N.W., the Ida Works, Deptford, London, S.E., the Havelock Works, Litherland, near Liverpool, and the Eclipse Works, Glasgow.

He was well known for the generous interest he took in the welfare of his employees, and for his local benefactions, which were considerable.

He possessed marked literary tastes, and was the author of several works, one of which, entitled "A Wonderful House and Its Tenant," enjoyed a considerable circulation. He was a Fellow of the Chemical Society and of the Geological Society, and was a warm supporter of the Iron and Steel Institute, having acted as a member of the Reception Committees on the occasion of each of the four meetings held in London.

He was elected a member in 1874.

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