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George Cecil Cooper

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George Cecil Cooper (c1877-1947)


1948 Obituary [1]

"GEORGE CECIL COOPER, whose death occurred on 20th May 1947 in his seventieth year, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1915.

Throughout his professional career he was closely concerned with flour milling and 'other grain handling and conveying machinery. He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Ruston Proctor and Company, Ltd., from 1894 to 1899, and during the same period attended the Lincoln Technical School.

His first employment was as inspector and assistant to Messrs. Reavell and Company's works manager at Ipswich. After filling positions as draughtsman to various flour milling engineering firms from 1903 to 1909, he was appointed works manager to Messrs. Robert Boby, Ltd., grain cleaning and conveying engineers of Bury St. Edmunds. In 1914 he became manager of that firm's London office and maintained this connection for eighteen years. He then went into practice as a consulting engineer to the seed cleaning, malting, and kindred trades, and continued in that work until during the course of the 1939-45 war he became attached to the Ministry of Supply, where he rendered valuable services. Soon after the end of the war Mr. Cooper resumed his practice in Westminster."


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