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Richard Henry Stotesbury

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Richard Henry Stotesbury (1864-1936)

1864 Born the son of Richard Henry Stotesbury (1839-1916). Brother of Robert Stotesbury


1936 Obituary [1]

RICHARD HENRY STOTESBURY was in practice as a consulting engineer at Stonehouse, Glos, for over thirty years. He specialized in electrical engineering, but in addition he carried out extensions and improvements to cloth and silk mills, chemical works, match factories, aircraft works, and factories for the production of foodstuffs.

He was born in 1864 and served his apprenticeship in the Horsham works of Mr. John Mason, engineer and millwright, from 1878 to 1883.

During the next three years he was engaged as a draughtsman to Mr. William Harris, at the Globe Iron Works, London, E.

He then joined Messrs. Maudslay, Son, and Field as chargehand and erector, and remained at the firm's Lambeth works until 1889, when he went to Wallingford, Berks, as works manager to the Shillingford Works Company, Ltd.

From 1892 to 1895 he was representative and outdoor manager of the Ceres Iron Works Company, of Kingston on Thames.

In the latter year he became representative to his brother, Mr. Robert Stotesbury, of Bristol, and subsequently went into business on his own account.

In 1901 he was also made a director of the Excelsior Engineering Company, Ltd., of Stroud, Glos. He travelled extensively in Germany in connexion with his consulting work and immediately after the War he was engaged on the reconstruction of factories in Belgium and France.

His death occurred on 4th May 1936.

He had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1905.


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