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Charles Frederick Tooby

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Charles Frederick Tooby (c1886-1942)


1943 Obituary [1]

CHARLES FREDERICK TOOBY was a gas engineer and had a long record of service with the Birmingham and Coventry Corporations. After matriculating at London University he received his technical training in the Birmingham Corporation Gas Department, on the completion of which, he was appointed assistant to the Works Superintendent of the Adderley Gas Works and a year later became junior engineer at Windsor Street.

He was transferred to Saltley in 1913 as resident assistant works superintendent, where he was responsible for the maintenance of plant including 66 hopper coke ovens, producing 5,250,000 cu. ft. of gas daily, and Mond gas plant with by-products recovery (12,000,000 cu. ft. daily). In 1920 he joined the Coventry Corporation Gas Department as deputy engineer and general manager and retained this position until his death which occurred on — January 1942 in his fifty-sixth year.

Mr. Tooby was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1920.


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