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Samuel Briscoe Chandler

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Samuel Briscoe Chandler (c1885-1936)

1936 Obituary [1]

SAMUEL BRISCOE CHANDLER was distribution superintendent to the Tottenham and District Gas Company, a position which he had held since 1923.

He was born in London, and educated at the City of London School and Westminster Technical Institute.

From 1902 to 1905 he served a pupilage in the works of Messrs. Samuel Chandler and Sons, a firm founded by his father for the manufacture of gas washers, scrubbers, and associated plant.

He then joined the South Metropolitan Gas Company's distribution department, and was placed in charge of a district.

In 1913 he was appointed chief of the technical department of the South Suburban Gas Company, at Lower Sydenham. He was responsible for the layout of plant, the allocation of power unite, and the planning of heating and lighting schemes, including several for large public buildings. In addition he acted in an advisory capacity on the question of generating electricity with gas-driven prime movers.

He was keenly interested in the subject of education and training in the gas industry and was president of the London and Southern District Junior Gas Association from 1915 to 1920, and he was also chairman and assessor of the Gas Supply Panel of Examiners for the education scheme of the Institution of Gas Engineers.

In 1922 he was elected an Associate Member of the Institution.

His death occurred on 19th August 1936, in his fifty-second year.

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