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Thomas Sydney Rice

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Thomas Sydney Rice (1866-1918) of J. Sagar and Co

1919 Obituary [1]

THOMAS SYDNEY RICE was born at Sydenham, London, on 14th April 1866.

He obtained his early knowledge of engineering at King's College, London, and served his apprenticeship with Messrs. A. Ransome and Co., of Chelsea.

In 1892 he became manager in London for Messrs. J. Sagar and Co., Ltd., saw-mill engineers, of Halifax, in which capacity be carried out the installation of a large number of saw-mills and joinery works in the London district.

During the War his energies were mainly concentrated on the production of wood-working machinery for the principal aircraft establishments.

His death took place at New Barnet on 30th October 1918, in his fifty-third year.

He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1890.

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