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Arthur Edwyn Charlton

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Arthur Edwyn Charlton (1875-1909)

1909 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR EDWYN CHARLTON was born at Bolton on 8th January 1875, and was educated at the Bolton High School.

He served au apprenticeship from 1890 to January 1896 with the firm of Messrs. J. and E. Wood, Victoria Foundry, Bolton, and on its completion he superintended the erection of steam-engines for the same firm in Denmark, Buenos Aires, and Cairo.

In 1903 he was appointed chief-engineer to the Soy Chee Cotton Spinning Co., Shanghai, with which firm he remained until the autumn of 1905, when he resigned his position and commenced business on his own account as a consulting engineer in Shanghai, occupying himself largely with schemes for effecting economy in steam-consumption.

His death took place from typhoid fever in Shanghai, on 20th May 1909, at the age of thirty-four.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1906 he was also a Member of the Shanghai Society of Engineers and Architects.

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