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Charles Tibbit Lack

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Charles Tibbit Lack (1873-1932)

1873 February 02nd. Born at Cottenham the son of Charles Lack, an Agricultural Engineer, and his wife Elizabeth Coulson.

1900 Married(1) at Cottenham to Helen Maud Thomas. She died 1901.

1904 Married(2) at Linton to Florence Daisy Welch

1911 Living at Millfield, Cambridge Road, Impington, Cambs: Charles Tibbit Lack (age 38 born Cottenham), Engineer Consulting - Jam manufacturer. With his wife Florence Daisy; son Eric Charles; and daughter Barbara Dacia.[1]


1932 Obituary [2]

CHARLES TIBBIT LACK served his apprenticeship in the works of his father's firm, Messrs. Charles Lack and Sons of Cottenham, Cambridge, and for the ensuing two years was in charge of the hydraulic and well-sinking department.

In 1896 he was appointed resident engineer to Messrs. Chivers and Sons of Histon, Cambridge, and he subsequently became chief engineer, a position he held at the time of his death on 30th September 1932. During his long connexion with the firm he was responsible for many important improvements in canning machinery, and took out patents in this country and abroad. He was also associated as governing director with his late father's firm, and was consulting engineer to various public bodies for whom important contracts were carried out. He designed special machinery for the manufacture of shell heads during the War.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1907, and was transferred to Membership in 1917.

He was 59 years of age.


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