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Arthur Burden Campbell Rogers

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Arthur Burden Campbell Rogers (1852- )

1922 C.B.E., M.Inst.C.E., Railway and Waterworks Engineer (Canal, Drainage, Sullage Farm ), 44, Duke Street, St. James's Square, S.W.'t; b. 1852. Ed. Hanwell College, Middlesex, London. Service on the East Indian Railway, Scindia State Railway, Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway, Bengal and North Western Railway, Tirhoot State Railway, East Coast Railway, Orissa Canals, Bengal Drainage Works, Agra Waterworks and Drainage; Secretary-Engineer to Agra Municipality for ten years; retired 1900. Chief Works: Sixty miles of the Northern extension of the Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway, railway ferry across the Ganges, serving both the Bengal and North Western Railways and Tirhoot State Railways. Inventor of the only system of Compressing Indigenous Indian Fodders and Straws, the use of which during the War, 1914-18, saved the Government of India very many Million Pounds Sterling; Inventor of "Rogers' Portable Steel Sugar Cane Mill"; the first Observer of Rice Straw for the production of Industrial Alcohol on an immense commercial scale; and Joint Patentee with Sir Charles Bedford, LL.D., D.Sc., for a process for its production therefrom, 1918-19; Originator of "The Scheme for the Production of Small Steel Castings in India," 1920-21. Clubs: Agra Club, United Provinces, India; Hon. Member, United Service Club, Calcutta and Simla; United Provinces, India; Caledonian, St. James's Square, and Royal Dorset Yacht. War Services. Mentioned in His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief's Dispatch, dated March 19, 1919, on " Work in India in connection with the war."

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