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Sidney Walter George Snook

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Sidney Walter George Snook (1890-1940)


1940 Obituary [1]

SIDNEY WALTER GEORGE SNOOK was born in 1890 at Barnes, London, and was educated there from 1895 to 1905. He served his apprenticeship in the shops of Messrs. R. T. Hughes of Mortlake from 1905 to 1910, and during part of this period he completed his technical education at evening classes. He joined the staff of the Septic Tank Company, Ltd., London, in 1910 as the engineer in charge of construction, and in this position he was responsible for work carried out on various water purification and sewage disposal works.

In 1915 the Government of the Isle of Man appointed him engineer of a detention camp, where he was in charge of the erection and maintenance of the pumps, engines, and motors. At the end of 1919 he became engineer to the Cronite Foundry Company, Ltd., of Tottenham, London, and the following year he was made works manager and engineer. In 1922 he became general manager and was promoted to the position of technical director in 1937.

At the time of his death on 27th January 1940 he was a director and general manager of this company. He was responsible for the planning and equipping of the electric furnaces and plant at the firm's works, and he also designed and patented various machines for foundry work. He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1937.


1940 Obituary [2]

Sidney Walter George Snook, director and manager of the Cronite Foundry Company, Ltd., died on January 27, 1940.

Mr. Snook was born in 1890 at Barnes, London, and was educated them from 1895 to 1905.

He served his apprenticeship in the shops of Messrs. R. T. Hughes, of Mortlake, from 1905 to 1910, and during part of this period he completed his technical education at evening classes.

He joined the staff of the Septic Tank Company, Ltd., London, in 1910 as the engineer in charge of construction, and in this position he was responsible for work carried out on various water purification and sewage disposal works.

In 1915 the Government of the Isle of Man appointed him engineer of a detention camp, where he was in charge of the erection and maintenance of the pumps, engines, and motors.

At the end of 1919 he became engineer to the Cronite Foundry Company, Ltd., of Tottenham, London, and the following year he was made works manager and engineer.

In 1922 he became general manager and was promoted to the position of technical director in 1937. He was responsible for the planning and equipping of the electric furnaces and plant at the firm's works, and he also designed and patented various machines for foundry work.

Mr. Snook was elected a member of this Institute in 1922.


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