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George Robert Bale (1868-1906)
1907 Obituary 
GEORGE ROBERT BALE, born in London on the 28th February, 1868, obtained his practical training with a firm of steam-yacht and launch builders and engineers at Hammersmith, from 1883 to 1890.
He then entered the drawing-office of Messrs. John I. Thornycroft and Company, of Chiswick, and remained with them nearly 15 years, during which period he was occupied on the design and trial of high-speed engines and machinery for torpedo-boat destroyers and other craft built and engined at the Chiswick works.
Continued ill-health obliged him to give up active work early in 1905, and he died at his residence at Camberley, Surrey, on the 17th September, 1906, aged 38.
Mr. Bale was the Author of a work in two volumes entitled "Modern Ironfoundry Practice," and he frequently contributed articles on marine engineering subjects to the columns of the technical press.
He was an Associate Member of the American Society of Naval Engineers and a freeman for many years of the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers.
Mr. Bale was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 9th January, 1894.