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Alfred Moore

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Alfred Moore (1826-1904)

1905 Obituary [1]

ALFRED MOORE, born in 1826, obtained his engineering training under the late J. F. La Trobe Bateman, Past-President, and on completing his pupilage, continued in that gentleman’s service as an Assistant on the Manchester, Warrington, and other waterworks.

Between 1856 and 1870 he acted as Resident Engineer on the Loch Katrine Works for the water-supply of Glasgow and on the Belfast Waterworks, and in the latter year he went to Buenos Ayres to represent Mr. Bateman in connection with the important works for the water-supply and drainage of that city. While there he also constructed the Catalinas Mole. These works occupied him in South America for several years, and on his return to England he carried out extensions of the water-supply of Warrington.

Subsequently he was engaged in the preparation of designs in connection with the Thirlmere scheme for the supply of water to Manchester, under G. H. Hill, and other works of a similar character. With Mr. Moore originated the device known as Bateman and Moore’s firecock, which has been adopted in many large cities and towns. Mr. Moore’s career was thus wholly devoted to the hydraulic branch of the profession. Possessed of undoubted abilities, to which his retiring disposition did leas than justice, he was an indefatigable worker, and continued to display a keen interest in everything appertaining to hydraulic science up to the close of his career.

He died suddenly at his residence, Holmleigh, Alderly Edge, on the 17th July, 1904, in his seventy-eighth year.

Mr. Moore was elected a Member of the Institution on the 15th May, 1866.

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