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Arthur Hugh Seabrook

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Arthur Hugh Seabrook (1875-1949) of Sir Charles Bright and Partners

1875 Born Boreham, Essex[1]

1891-5 With Crompton and Co, Chelmsford

1895 Assistant engineer, Yarmouth Corporation Electricity Works

1897 Assistant engineer, Hampstead Vestry Electricity Works

1900 Associate of the Inst of Electrical Engineers; living in West Hampstead, London[2]

1901 Associate I Mech E

1901 Engineer and Manager of Barking municipal electricity supply undertaking

1903 Member of I Mech E

1907 Member of Institution of Electrical Engineers; of Electricity Works, Tucker St, West Ham, London E

1909 Moved from West Ham Works to Marylebone Works[3]

1911 General Manager, electricity supply, Borough of St Marylebone; living in St Johns Wood, with Harriet Edith 31, Elizabeth 8, John Strachan 3[4]

By 1914 was a Member of Council of IEE; of Marylebone Electric Supply, York Place, London W

Positions included with the London and other electricity supply under-takings

1919 Of GEC, Witton Works, Birmingham

1921 Of Devonshire Chambers, Bishopsgate, London

1921 Founding partner in Sir Charles Bright and Partners


1950 Obituary [5]

"ARTHUR HUGH SEABROOK was associated with the electrical side of mechanical engineering throughout his career. He was educated at King Edward VI School, Chelmsford, and obtained his practical training at Messrs. Crompton and Company's works in that town from 1891 to 1895.

After serving as assistant electrical engineer at Great Yarmouth and Hampstead he was appointed, in 1900, engineer and manager of the Barking electricity undertaking and light railways. Six years later he received a similar appointment with the West Ham Corporation, where he was a pioneer in supplying electrical power at low prices. In 1909 he was appointed borough electrical engineer to the St. Marylebone Corporation.

During his period of office he was responsible for the introduction of electric heating and cooking apparatus for domestic purposes and pursued an energetic campaign of publicity to encourage consumption in that direction. He resigned this appointment in 1918 and, going into private practice, acted as consultant to a number of public electricity supply undertakings as well as industrial companies and private concerns. He was for a period executive officer of the Electrical Industries' Benevolent Association and, during the war of 1939-45, held for some years the appointment of garrison engineer (electrical and mechanical) under the Commanding Royal Engineer, Northern Command. Mr. Seabrook was a Member of the Institution for nearly half a century, having been elected in 1900; he was also a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. His death occurred at Southwold on 2nd July 1949, in his seventy-fourth year."


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Sources of Information

  1. Mechanical Engineer Records; 1901 census
  2. Electrical Engineer Records (various dates)
  3. The Times, Jun 25, 1909
  4. 1911 census
  5. 1950 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries