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George Keyte

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George Keyte (1871-1909)

1909 Obituary [1]

GEORGE KEYTE was born at Gibraltar on 4th February 1871.

He was educated at St. George's School, Ramsgate, where his father had removed on receiving the appointment of surveyor and engineer to the Board of Trade for the Harbour of Ramsgate, and received his technical education at the Durham University College of Science, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

In 1886 he commenced an apprenticeship of five years in the Ramsgate Gas and Water Works, under the late Mr. W. A. M. Valon, and on its termination he became assistant engineer, which position he held until 1895.

In that year he was appointed superintendent of the Shields Works and assistant engineer to the South Shields Gas Co.

Six years later he became engineer and manager of the Workington Corporation Gas Works, holding the post until the time of his death.

He also carried out considerable work as a consulting engineer, and brought out several inventions in connection with the gas industry.

His death took place on 3rd July 1909, at the age of thirty-eight.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1904; he was also a Member of the Institution of Gas Engineers, and a Member of Council of the North of England Gas Managers' Association.

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