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George Bird (1863-1912)
1912 Obituary 
GEORGE BIRD was born in London on 19th January 1863.
After being educated privately he became a student at the Crystal Palace School of Engineering for one year, 1879-80, and then was apprenticed to Messrs. Turner and Co., general engineers, Manchester Square, London.
In 1882 he went as assistant to Mr. E. Perrett, of Westminster, until 1886, during which time he was engaged in experimental work on superheated steam-engines, steam-tram engines, etc.
In 1887 he became a partner in the firm of James Bartle and Co., engineers and ironfounders, Lancaster Road, London, W.
In this connection he remained until his death, which took place on 7th June 1912, at the age of forty-nine.
He became a Member of this Institution in 1891.