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Percy Good

From Graces Guide
1950.

Percy Good (1880-1950)


1950 Obituary [1]

PERCY GOOD, C.B.E.

In all branches of the engineering profession the death of Mr. Percy Good will be keenly regretted. It occured, after a short illness, at his home, 1, Vincent Square, London, S.W.l, on Saturday last, December 2nd. There has thus been brought to an end a long and distinguished career with the British Standards Institution, of which Mr. Good was the Director.

Percy Good was born in London, on November 5, 1880. For the earlier part of his education he attended Ongar, Essex, Grammar School and the City of London School. He left the latter establishment in 1897, at the age of seventeen, and then spent a few months in the Smithfield Market electricity supply station. But the engineer of that station urged Good to take an electrical engineering course. The advice was accepted and he became a student at the Central Technical College. His course there was completed in 1900, in which year he obtained the College Diploma in Electrical Engineering. On leaving the " Central," Percy Good joined the electrical engineering department of the Thames Ironworks, Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Ltd., and served for six months as an assistant electrician. He was then transferred to the testing shop of the Thames Ironworks and for some time took charge of that department... Read more.


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