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George A. Grindle

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George A. Grindle ( -1905)

1900 Director of Chloride Electrical Storage Syndicate



1906 Obituary [1]

GEORGE A. GRINDLE was one of the passengers who lost their lives in the wreck of the Hilda, off St. Malo, on November 19, 1905.

Mr. Grindle was intimately associated with the early development of the electrical engineering industry in this country. For some time he was on the staff of the Brush Company, and in 1881 he had charge of the first electric lighting of the City of London.

Subsequently he went to India to attend to the interests of the Eastern Electric Light and Power Companies, and it was on his return to England that he began practice as a Consulting Engineer.

In 1889 he was appointed Resident Engineer to the Electrical Department of the City and South London Railway, and in 1893 he became Works Manager of the Chloride Electrical Storage Company.

Three years later Mr. Grindle was appointed General Manager to that Company, but in 1903 he retired, though he still retained connection with the Firm in the capacity of Consulting Manager. The extension of the Chloride Company's business was largely due to his perseverance, and it was under his active management that the works developed from a few small huts, in 1894, to the present extensive and well appointed shops.

Mr. Grindle was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1882, and was transferred to full membership in 1883.


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