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Samuel Probart Street

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Samuel Probart Street (1869-1944)

1946 Obituary [1]

SAMUEL PROBART STREET whose death occurred in September 1944, was elected a Member of the Institution in 1923. He was born in 1869 and received his education at University College, London. After serving his apprenticeship in the locomotive shops of theLondon, Brighton and South Coast Railway and with Messrs. George Wailes and Company, engineers, in London, between 1889 and 1892, he received his first appointment as chief draughtsman to the Metropolitan Electric Supply Company, retaining this position for seven years.

On the completion of short engagements in a similar capacity to the British Thomson-Houston Company of Rugby and as special designer to the City of London Electric Lighting Company he was appointed engineer in the contract department of the Brush Electric Engineering Company, Loughborough, with whom he remained until 1913.

He then became engineering assistant at the London office of the Victoria Falls and Transvaal Power Company. Two years later he joined the staff of Sir Douglas Fox and Partners, for whom he was employed in a similar capacity. After holding the position of engineer to the Alby United Carbide Factories, London, he returned in 1922 to the Victoria Falls and Transvaal Power Company as chief assistant.

Mr. Street's final appointment was that of technical director of the Duffield Coal Products Company, Ltd., which he held until his retirement in 1933.

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