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John Bulmer Morgan

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John Bulmer Morgan (1874-1944)

1945 Obituary [1]

JOHN BULMER MORGAN had considerable experience as an electrical engineer and at the time of his death, which occurred on 13th May 1944, had been for twelve years electrical engineer to the East Grinstead Urban District Council.

He was born in 1874 and served his apprenticeship at the works of the South Metropolitan Gas Company from 1889 to 1894. During the same period he received his technical education at the City and Guilds Technical College, Finsbury, the Regent Street Polytechnic, and the Goldsmiths' Institute at New Cross.

After filling junior positions as assistant engineer to the corporation electric supply undertakings of Aberdeen, Worcester, and Cheltenham, from 1894 to 1903, he became resident electrical engineer to the Horsham Urban District Council and also consultant to the latter authority, as well as the Sussex Brick and Estates Company, Ltd. He further acted as works manager, until 1923, to the Horsham Engineering Works, where his many-sided activities included the manufacture of deep well pumps, brickmaking machinery, and the direction of foundry work for local gas and water works, the Southern Railway,. and various brickyards.

In 1923 he was appointed chief engineer to the Sussex Brick and Estates Company with responsibility for all plans and estimates, the purchase and maintenance of plant, and large extensions to the works. Mr. Morgan was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1917 and was transferred to Membership in 1927. He was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

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