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George Chamber Fulcher

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George Chamber Fulcher (1868-1900)

1901 Obituary [1]

GEORGE CHAMBERS FULCHER was born in London on 17th March 1868.

He was educated at the Grocers' Company's School, Hackney Downs.

From 1884 to 1889 he served his time in the locomotive shops of the Midland Railway, Kentish Town, and attended technical classes during the evenings.

In 1889 he was employed as draughtsman at the Nine Elms works of the London and South Western Railway; and in 1891 was engaged by Mr. E. T. Zohrab, late chief engineer of Sykes' Block System, in the design and erection of signalling apparatus.

From 1894 to 1898 he was with Messrs. Rosser and Russell, London, designing steam boilers and heating and ventilating apparatus.

He then entered the technical department of Messrs. Babcock and Wilcox, London, as draughtsman, and held this position until July 1899, when he entered the Engineer-in-Chief's Department of the General Post Office as draughtsman.

This position he retained until his death, which took place at his residence at Stoke Newington, London, on 29th December 1900, in his thirty-third year.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1899.

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