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Charles P. Hammond

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Charles P. Hammond (1859-1921) of Hayward Tyler and Co


1921 Obituary [1]

CHARLES P. HAMMOND was born in 1859.

He served a 6-years' apprenticeship with Messrs. Humphrys Tennant and Co., and was subsequently for 2 1/2 years engineer on a passenger ship.

From 1873 to 1887 he was engaged in general electric lighting work, for part of the time with the Brush Company.

In 1887 he joined the staff of Messrs. Hayward-Tyler and Co. to take charge of the electric light work in which the firm was then beginning to take an interest. For some time he was occupied in fitting up electric light installations on oil-tank steamers. This branch of the business proving successful, Mr. Hammond was engaged for a number of years in carrying out installations in many important public buildings and large private residences in London 'and the provinces.

In 1904, when the firm moved their offices to their present address, it was decided, owing to the large number of new firms which had taken up the business, to discontinue this branch, and Mr. Hammond's energies were directed to the pump work which was more strictly in the line of the firm's regular manufacture. In this connection his experience as a marine engineer proved very valuable, and his genial temperament made him a host of friends, not only among marine engineers but also among the many civil engineers, merchants, etc., with whom he came into contact.

He remained with Messrs. Hayward-Tyler and Co., Ltd., until within a few days of his death, which occurred on 13th March, 1921, after a short illness. He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1897.


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