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Henry Joseph Kersting Green

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Henry Joseph Kersting Green (1864-1915)

1916 Obituary [1]

HENRY JOSEPH KERSTING GREEN was born in London on 24th July 1864.

He was articled to Messrs. M. Powis Bale and Co., and served a five years' apprenticeship.

He was afterwards employed in engineering works in the North of England, and then went to India as engineer and assistant to the Bishnauth Tea Co., Assam. He became chief engineer to the Company and manager of the Pabhoi Garden, which he worked successfully for many years, making many improvements in the machinery used for the preparation of the tea leaf for market.

He then started practice in Calcutta as a consulting engineer, but after nearly twenty years in India his health broke down and he returned to England in 1899.

In 1900 he joined the firm of Kirchner and Co. to establish an export trade for them and attend to the technical side, which he did successfully.

He was next engaged as London representative of Easton and Bessemer, Ltd. He supervised the installation of many wood-working plants, and was often called in by Messrs. Pfeil and Co. for assistance.

In 1907 the Middlesex Publishing Co. appointed him manager of the engineering section of Timber and Wood-working Machinery.

This position he held until his death, which took place on 29th November 1915, in London, at the age of fifty-one.

He was a Member of this Institution from 1888 to 1898, and was re-elected in 1911.

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