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Frank Carter (1872-1933)

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Frank Carter (1872-1933)

1872 Born in Rochdale

1933 Obituary [1]

FRANK CARTER had been since 1919 in business on his own account as a consulting engineer, specializing in plant for the generation and transmission of power.

He was born in Rochdale in 1872 and educated at Owens College and Rochdale Technical School.

In 1885 he was apprenticed to Messrs. Carter Brothers, engineers, millwrights and ironfounders, Rochdale, where he served for four years. He was subsequently employed until 1894 as a draughtsman at the same works, and became assistant manager in 1903 and manager in 1906. While manager, Mr. Carter brought out a new design of steam motor wagon.

In 1907 he went to India on the engineering staff of Messrs. Bradbury, Brady and Company and was responsible for the introduction of Diesel engines for driving cotton mills.

He returned to England in 1910 and was appointed engineer representative of Messrs. Mirrlees, Bickerton and Day of Stockport.

During the War, Mr. Carter acted as assistant works manager and, for a period, as works manager for the firm.

Mr. Carter was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1901 and was transferred to Membership in 1922.

His death occurred on 21st July 1933.

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