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Major Samuel Utting (1876-1924)
1924 Obituary 
Major SAMUEL UTTING was born in Manchester in March 1876, and was educated at Owens College.
His apprenticeship was served with John Hetherington and Son, Ltd., and with McGowen and Hadwen, Ltd., both of Manchester, and he then became engineering assistant with the National Boiler and General Insurance Co., Ltd., with whom he worked for seven years.
In 1905 he joined the staff of the Power Gas Corporation, London, which was followed by his taking up a similar position with the Balcke Engineering Co., by whom he was engaged on the design and construction of condensing plants, cooling towers, etc.
In 1912 he started in business on his own account, associating himself chiefly with fuel economy questions. He was the British Representative for the Louis Prat system of induced draught, and had been responsible for the installation of this type of plant in central stations and works at Birmingham (Nechells Station), Maidstone, Southampton, The Hague, etc.
During the War, from 1914 to 1919, he served with the British Forces in France and Flanders, and was commanding officer of various units of the Mechanical Transport Section.
After the War he devoted considerable attention to induced draught plant and to the pre-heating of air for boilers and for industrial purposes. He was also a Member of the Engineering Panel of Appointments Board, Ministry of Labour.
His death took place from pneumonia on 4th May 1924, at the age of forty-eight.
He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1908, and a Member in 1920.
"The Late Major S. Utting.— We regret to have to announce the death,- which occurred on the 4th inst., of Major S. Utting, of Grosvenor Mansions, 82, Victoria-street, S.W.l, who was well known in the engineering world as a specialist in fuel economy. After several years in general engineering practice Major Utting definitely associated himself with fuel economy questions, and in 1912 he started business on his own account at the above address since which date he had been the British representative for the Louis Prat system of induced draught and had been responsible for the installation of this type of plant in many, central stations and industrial works throughout the country. In this connection, the new Prince’s station at Nechells, Birmingham, can be mentioned, where extensions are being carried out at the present time. During the war, from 1914 to 1919, Major Utting served with the British Forces in France and Flanders, and was commanding' officer of various units of the Mechanical Transport Section. After the war he devoted attention -also to the pre-heating of air for boilers and for industrial purposes. He was a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and associate member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers."