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Henry Thomas Armitt

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Henry Thomas Armitt (1866-1933)

1933 Obituary[1]

THE LATE MR. H. T. ARMITT. We regret to announce the death of Mr. Henry Thomas Armitt, at Hampstead, on October 21. Mr. Armitt, who was born on March 13, 1866, was for many years Chief Engineer to the Santiago de Chile Gas Co. He received his general education at Waterloo College, Northampton, and, in 1881, entered the office of the late Mr. John Eunson, engineer and manager of the Northampton Gasworks. He remained there until 1889, when, at the early age of 23, he was appointed Chief Engineer to the Santiago de Chile Gas Company. Some years after his appointment he became engaged on the erection of new works at Santiago, involving an outlay of some 150,0001. With the growth of the population at Santiago, additional works became necessary, and Mr. Armitt carried out the construction of these during the three years 1908 to 1911, adding further extensions in 1912 and in subsequent years. He was appointed consulting engineer to the Valparaiso, Iquique, and Coquimbo Gas Companies, and advised them concerning extensions to their installations. His services were also sought by the Talca and Chilean Gas Co, and he was appointed consulting engineer to this concern in 1912. During his tenure of office as consultant, he designed and carried out numerous works for all these companies. Some years ago Mr. Armitt opened a consulting practice in connection with gas engineering in London. His office was for some time in St. Swithin’s-lane, E.C.4, but was transferred to 9, Southampton-street, Holborn, W.C.l, about five years ago. He became a member of the Institution of Gas Engineers in 1898, was elected an associate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers on March 3, 1908, and rose to full membership rank on April 25, 1912.

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