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Henry Garbutt

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Henry Garbutt (1871-1900)

of G. Kynoch and Co

1900 Obituary [1]

HENRY GARBUTT was born in Birmingham on 24th March 1871.

After having been educated at Aston Higher Grade School he served his time from 1886-1889 in the shops of Messrs. Ticehurst, Tolley and Co.

On its completion, he was employed in the engineering shops of Messrs. Kynoch, Birmingham.

In 1892 he was transferred to the drawing office of the same firm, subsequently being appointed chief draughtsman. He was afterwards appointed manager of the cycle department of Messrs. Kynoch, and later on was promoted to a responsible position in the inspection department of the Company's Ammunition Factory.

He was well known for the lively interest he took in technical education, upon which subject he was an authority and able lecturer. During the latter five years of his life he lectured to scholars at each of the science classes in Birmingham, Aston, and Erdington Technical Schools; and his efforts, combined with his explicit mode of instruction, were rewarded by the satisfaction of having a large number of his students pass the examinations.

His death took place in Birmingham from typhoid fever, on 6th August 1900, at the age of twenty-nine.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1899.

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