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Ralph Archbould

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Ralph Archbould (1856-1889)

1890 Obituary [1]

RALPH ARCHBOULD was born at Islip, in Northamptonshire, on the 25th of September, 1856.

In 1874 he was articled as a pupil to William Adams, who was at that time Locomotive Superintendent of the Great Eastern Railway. Four years later he accompanied Mr. Adams to the London and South Western Railway, where he was employed in connection with the many extensive alterations which that gentleman made at the Nine Elms Works in the laying down and equipment of the new workshops.

After being here a few years he went to America in order to visit various works in that country, and to get an insight into American shop practice. On his return he entered the firm of Woodhouse and Rawson, Electricians, as works manager, and held that post for several years until bad health compelled him to retire.

He died on the 6th of December, 1889, at the early age of thirty-three.

Mr. Archbould was elected an Associate Member on the 6th of December, 1881.

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