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George Reavely Tyndall

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George Reavely Tyndall (1856-1888)

Presumably son of George Tyndall

1889 Obituary [1]

GEORGE REAVELY TYNDALL, son of Mr. George Tyndall, of Tours, France, was born on the 17th of October, 1856.

He served a pupilage of four years, from 1874 to 1877, to his father, who was the Chief Engineer of the Vendeen Railway, and by whom he was employed on the works of the line from Sables-d’Olonne to Tours.

He was next, from 1877 to 1880, a pupil of Messrs. Stothert and Pitt, of Bath.

On the expiration of this term, he became a member of Mr. Edward Easton’s staff, and was engaged under that gentleman in investigating the waste of water occurring in the district of the Brighton Corporation Waterworks, and in the construction of the Herts and Essex Waterworks, after which he was employed on electric-lighting works in Manchester.

In 1883 Mr. Tyndall proceeded to Brazil, as the representative of Messrs. Edward Easton and Ffolkes, to construct sugar-mills and accessories for the Capivary Central Company. On the completion of the undertaking, he remained on the spot to direct the working and to make some improvements in the machinery.

He died at Capivary, of fever, on the 17th of November, 1888.

Mr. Tyndall was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 7th of February, 1882.

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