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Arthur Oughterson

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Arthur Oughterson (1865-1905)

1905 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR OUGHTERSON was born at Brussels on the 9th March, 1865, where his father Mr. George Blake Oughterson was at the time engaged as Engineer on one of the Belgian Railways.

The subject of this notice was educated first at the Lycee Imperial, Rouen, and afterwards at a private school at Ealing. From 1881 to 1883, he studied at University College, London, and subsequently served a pupilage of 3 years to the late Mr. Peter Brotherhood.

In 1886 he obtained an appointment as Assistant Engineer to Messrs. Odero, of Genoa, where he had sole charge of the machinery department, chiefly producing auxiliary machinery for torpedo-boats.

He returned to England in 1890 to take up the position of Engineer to Messrs. Rosing Brothers and Company, and Manager of their coffee-mills, resigning in 1893, when he was employed first by Messrs. W. T. Glover and Company, and later by the Perflex Tube Company, with whom he remained until 1899.

After subsequently completing short engagements with the Thames Valley Motor Company, and the Orleans Motor-Car Company, he entered the service of Messrs. Sherard Cowper-Coles and Company in 1901; as Manager of their Chelsea Works, in which capacity he carried out all their electro-metallurgical experiments on a practical scale.

In 1903, he was appointed to design and superintend the erection of a similar plant in Belgium, and was engaged on a further series of experiments there at the time of his death, which took place suddenly at Brussels on the 19th April 1905, in his forty-first year.

Mr. Oughterson was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 2nd December, 1890.

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