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Henry Maurice Frost

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Henry Maurice Frost (1871-1937)


1937 Obituary [1]

HENRY MAURICE FROST was engineer representative in the South of England for Messrs. Horseley Bridge and Thomas Piggott, Ltd., of Tipton, Staffs. He was born in Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1871, and was educated in the German school there. In 1886 he entered Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen, where he studied for three years before commencing his seven years' apprenticeship with Messrs. Dalgety Brothers, engineers, of Aberdeen. After working for a brief period in the dynamo department of Messrs. Siemens Brothers, Ltd., of Woolwich, he joined Messrs. Humphreys and Glasgow, Ltd., in 1896. He took charge of the erection and operation of numerous carburetted water gas plants for gas companies and municipal bodies, both in England and abroad. From 1913 to 1916 he was engaged by the Woodall-Duckham Vertical Retort and Oven Construction Company, and erected plants for that company in Norway, Denmark, France, and Hungary. He then returned to Messrs. Humphreys and Glasgow and was concerned with the erection and operation of the firm's hydrogen plants. He remained with the company until 1933, when he joined Messrs. Horseley Bridge and Thomas Piggott. Mr. Frost was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1903. His death occurred on 29th April 1937.


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