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Arthur Edgar Gott

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Arthur Edgar Gott (c1866-1923)

1924 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR EDGAR GOTT was born in Sunderland, where he received his early education, his technical education being obtained at the Rutherford College of Science, Armstrong College, and Manchester Technical School.

He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Weedon and Irish, of Sunderland.

He then went to the works of Messrs. J. H. Holmes and Co., and carried out the electrical installations on a number of ships and in various mills and factories. He was with this firm 16 years, the last 7 years as senior assistant engineer.

He then joined Messrs. Veritys as manager of the controller and switchboard department, a position which he held for five years.

After a short engagement with the J. L. Manufacturing Co., of Southall, he went as engineer-representative to the British Petroleum Co. in connection with the application of liquid fuel in manufacturing processes.

He later spent two years with the Waddle Patent Fan and Engineering Co.

At the outbreak of war he joined the Sperry Gyroscope Co., acting chiefly as patent expert. He was the author of the Sperry gyro-compass instruction book used by the British and Allied Navies, and drew up the lecture charts and syllabus for the various Compass Schools of these Navies. He was also instructor to naval officers in the use and maintenance of the gyro-compass.

He died on the 18th December, 1923, at a nursing home near Bedford at the age of 57, after being for nearly three years in failing health brought on by overwork during the war.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1901 and a Member in 1919.

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