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Harry Lorimer Riseley

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Harry Lorimer Riseley (1870-1933), for 37 years with the North Eastern Electric Supply Co

1933 Obituary [1]

HARRY LORIMER RISELEY was born in 1870 and received his education at Rugby and St. Paul's School, London. He served his apprenticeship from 1887 to 1891 at Messrs. J. and H. Gwynnes of Hammersmith, for whom he later became an outside foreman erector for a further four years. During this period he carried out all the mechanical work in connexion with a new graving dock at Sevastopol, and he did similar work at Southampton, Cardiff, Liverpool, Stockport, Birkenhead, and Marseilles.

In 1895 he was appointed works manager to Messrs. P. Liddell and Company of High Holborn and in the following year he became outside representative for Messrs. Ferranti of Hollinwood.

In 1900 Mr. Riseley was appointed chief engineer for the Newcastle upon Tyne Electric Supply Company and retained this position until his death, which occurred on 20th February 1933. Among the many important works of which Mr. Riseley had charge was the erection of the new power station at Dunston on Tyne.

He had been a Member of the Institution since 1902 and was also a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

1933 Obituary [2]

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