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Christopher Kempster Butt

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Christopher Kempster Butt (c1876-1942)

1943 Obituary [1]

CHRISTOPHER KEMPSTER BUTT, whose death in his sixty-sixth year occurred on 7th November 1942, was a heating and ventilating engineer, and was associated with the firm of E. S. Hindley and Sons, Bourton, Dorset, and its successor, Messrs. A. Dodman and Company, King's Lynn, during most of his professional career. He served his apprenticeship from 1891 to 1897 with Messrs. Hindley, and continued as draughtsman until his promotion to chief draughtsman in 1906.

For many years he was engaged on the design of high-speed vertical gas engines, as well as steam engines, both simple and compound. Subsequently he filled the positions of manager of the London office, general sales manager, and finally for some six years he occupied the latter position at King's Lynn conjointly with the charge of the business at Bourton, until ill health caused his retirement.

Mr. Butt was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1918.

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