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Charles Chatterley Kermode

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Charles Chatterley Kermode

1879 Obituary [1]

CHARLES CHATTERLEY KERMODE, eldest son of the Rev. W. Kermode, Isle of Man, was educated at King William's College in that island.

From 1862 to 1865 he was a student at the Science College in Chester, of which the Rev. A. Rigg was then principal.

He then apprenticed himself under Messrs. Sharp Stewart and Co., Atlas Works, Manchester, where he passed through all the several departments of the works.

In 1867 he became a member of the Manchester Scientific Students' Association, and in the winter session of that year read a paper on "mechanism as developed in the art of measuring time."

In 1868 he obtained a Whitworth scholarship, of which he availed himself by attending the various science classes under Professor Jack at Owen's College.

In 1873 he was appointed by Messrs. Sharp Stewart and Co. as assistant to the chief of the engineering correspondence office, which appointment he held up to the time of his death; this occurred at Grange-over-Sands, on 7th June 1878, at the early age of thirty-one.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1877.

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