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Francis Charles Barrett Sainsbury

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Francis Charles Barrett Sainsbury (1856-1898)


1898 Obituary [1]

FRANCIS CHARLES BARRETT SAINSBURY was born on 18th July 1856 at Bradford-on-Avon, and was educated at Somerset College, Bath.

From 1874 to 1879 he served his apprenticeship to Messrs. R. and W. Hawthorn, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

In October 1879 he went for some months to Messrs. G. K. Stothert and Co., Steam Ship Works, Bristol, as chief draughtsman.

From 1880 to 1884 he had a share in the works of Messrs. F. and J. Silvester, Newcastle, Staffordshire, where he had sole charge of the works.

In 1885 he returned to Messrs. H. and W. Hawthorn, Leslie, and Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne, as works manager and assistant to Mr. William Cross, who was managing director of the locomotive and general engineering department.

In 1889 he went out to Spezia, Italy, in the service of Lord Brassey, to take charge as works engineer and manager of the engineering and shipbuilding works of the Continental Lead and Iron Co. at Pertusola.

On the closing of these works in December 1891 he returned to England, and started as a consulting engineer in Bristol.

In February 1895 he became chief engineer to Messrs. John Jameson and Son, Bow Street Distillery, Dublin.

His death took place in Dublin on 18th November 1898 at the age of forty-two.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1892.


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