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Frederick Henry Butter

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Frederick Henry Butter (1847-1899)

1900 Obituary [1]

FREDERICK HENRY BUTTER was born in 1847.

In 1862 he commenced an apprenticeship with Mr. J. C. Evans at the Morden Iron Works, East Greenwich, London.

On its completion in 1867 he was employed by Messrs. J. and G. Rennie, with whom he worked until 1869, when he went to Messrs. Ravenhill's works at Blackwall.

From 1870 to 1872 he worked at Chatham Dockyard, and in the latter year went to Woolwich Arsenal. There he had charge of the boilers, engines, and machinery, and superintended the general operations of the carriage department.

His death took place at his residence at Abbey Wood, Kent, in December 1899, at the age of fifty-two.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1888.

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