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Charles Procter Banham

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Charles Procter Banham (-1942)

1922 M.I.E.E., Electrical Engineer, c/o The British Thomson-Houston Co., Ltd., Rugby. Ed. as a Mechanical Engineer at University College, Bristol, and at the works of Stothert and Pitt, Bath; as an Electrical Engineer at the Royal College of Science, and the Central Technical College, London. Professional Career: Joined the Brush Electrical Engineering Co. as Assistant Engineer in 1891, Assistant Works Manager in 1894; in 1892 and 1893 was Chief Engineer at Pont-de-Cherui, Isere to Alexandre Grammont, the Brush Co.'s concessionaire for France. From 1896-1912 was in the service of the South African Government, firstly as mechanical and electrical engineer to Table Bay Harbour, subsequently in charge of all electrical works of the South African Railways and Harbours in the Central System of the Union, and finally in the Province of Natal; under his supervision there was installed at the port of Cape Town the first complete electrical harbour equipment in the British Empire. Retired in 1912 and joined the South African General Electric Co.; is now on the engineering staff of the British Thomson-Houston Co., Rugby. Has reported on the electrical undertaking of the Cape Town Corporation and other schemes; has acted as Arbitrator on several occasions; was Examiner in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering to the South African College.

1942 Obituary [1]

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