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George Gaskell Exton

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George Gaskell Exton (c1856-1936) of Exton and Co

1890 of Chubb and Sons

1899 Honorary Secretary of the 1901 Glasgow International Exhibition

1911 George Gaskell Exton 54, manager of lock and safe company, lived in Beckenham with Lizzie Nelson Exton 51, and his daughter Ethel Marguerite Burnham 27, Marguarita Kate Burnham 5[1]

1915 George Gaskell Exton M.I.M.E., lived in Crystal Palace Road, London[2]

1936 Obituary [3]

GEORGE GASKELL EXTON was for many years manager of Messrs. Chubb and Son's Lock and Safe Company, Ltd. He joined the firm in 1884 as engineer, and was later appointed manager, and held this position until his retirement in 1927.

Mr. Exton served his apprenticeship from 1871 to 1875 in the works of the Metal Tube Company, Ltd., of Euston Road, London, after which he remained with the company for a further two years as assistant engineer; during this time he was chiefly concerned with the installation of tube-making machinery.

He then went into partnership with the managing engineer of his former company and founded the firm of Exton and Company, engineers, contractors, and manufacturers of steel pipes and fittings for gas and water mains. The works were in Westminster, but were subsequently moved to larger premises at Chippenham; the new works were laid out under Mr. Exton's sole supervision, and he was responsible for carrying out several large contracts for gas and water companies. He was so occupied until he joined Messrs. Chubb and Son's Lock and Safe Company.

After his retirement he lived at Sydenham, and later at Welwyn Garden City, where his death occurred on 18th June 1936, in his eighty-first year.

He had been a Member of the Institution since 1890.

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