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Robert Fogg (1822-1897)

1859 Robert Fogg, 17 Park Street, Westminster.[1]

1897 August 13th. Died.


1897 Obituary [2]

ROBERT FOGG, son of Mr. James Fogg, was born at Bolton, Lancashire, on 9th September 1822, and was educated at Bolton Grammar School.

After serving a pupilage of seven years under Mr. Isherwood, mechanical engineer, of Leigh, near Manchester, he entered the service of the Egyptian government, as engineer in charge of the construction of reservoirs, public buildings, &c.

Returning to England, he was engaged from 1849 to 1851 in the design and erection of cotton factories near Preston.

From 1852 to 1855 he was in Russia, employed by Messrs. Baird on the erection of a bridge across the River Neva, and by the Volga Steam Navigation Co. as an assistant engineer.

In 1855 he returned home, and for two years had the management of the drawing office at the Regent's Canal Ironworks for Mr. Henry Grissell.

In 1857 he was appointed manager of the London business of Messrs. Cochrane, Grove, and Co., of Middlesbrough, and of Messrs. Cochrane and Co., of Dudley, which post he retained until his retirement in July 1893.

Since 1868 he was also in practice as a consulting engineer, and was for some years employed in preparing designs for bridges, steamers, barges, &c., for the Egyptian government, and for other similar works in this country.

In 1890 he received the Ottoman order of the Osmanieh from the Khedive of Egypt.

From 1893 he lived in comparative retirement at West Norwood, London, where his death occurred on 13th August 1897, in his seventy-fifth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1859; and was also a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.


1897 Obituary [3]

ROBERT FOGG was born on the 9th September, 1822. After serving a pupilage of seven years under Mr. Isherwood, mechanical engineer, of Leigh, near Manchester, he entered the service of the Egyptian Government, as Engineer in charge of the construction of reservoirs, public buildings, &c.

On returning to England he was from 1849 to 1851 charged with the design and erection of cotton factories near Preston.

From 1852 to 1855 he was in Russia, employed by Messrs. Baird on the erection of a bridge across the Neva, and by the Volga Steam Navigation Company as an Assistant Engineer.

In 1855 he returned home, and for two years had the management of the Drawing Office at the Regent's Canal Ironworks, for the late Henry Grissell.

In 1857 Mr. Fogg was appointed manager of the London business of Cochrane, Grove and Co (now Messrs. Cochrane and Co.), which post he retained until his death on the 13th August, 1897, at his residence, Silverdale, Knight’s Hill, West Norwood.

Since 1868 he was, in addition, in practice as a Consulting Engineer, and was for some years employed in preparing designs for bridges, steamers, barges, &C., for the Egyptian Government, and for other similar works in this country.

Mr. Fogg was elected an Associate on the 1st December, 1863, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 24th February, 1885.



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