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Frederick James Cribb

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Frederick James Cribb (1852-1924)

1924 Obituary [1]

FREDERICK JAMES CRIBB was born in 1852, and was educated at King's College School and at South Kensington.

After serving his apprenticeship to Messrs. Manning, Wardle and Co., of Leeds, he went as draughtsman in the works of Messrs. John Fowler and Co., of the same city.

He then became Works Manager, successively, to Messrs. Cleale and Meacock, of Chester, and Messrs. R. Hornsby and Sons, of Grantham.

In 1889 he was appointed Chief Engineer to Messrs. Marshall, Sons and Co., of Gainsborough, which position he held until his death.

On the occasion of the Lincoln Summer Meeting of this Institution in 1920, he read a Paper on the new Power Station for Messrs. Marshall, Sons and Co., Gainsborough. He was well-known all over England in connexion with the work of his firm, and had a European reputation as an engineer. He was a great naturalist, a bee expert, and a skilful photographer.

His death took place at his residence at Retford, after a short illness, on 9th April 1924, in his seventy-second year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1889, and he was also a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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