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Charles Frederick Hunter

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Charles Frederick Hunter (1876-1925)

1925 Obituary [1]

CHARLES FREDERICK HUNTER was born in Sunderland on 25th April 1876, and received his primary education at the Boys British School in that town, this being followed by studies at the local Technical College and at the Durham College of Science, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

He served his apprenticeship from 1891 to 1897 in the fitting shops and drawing offices of Messrs. John Dickinson and Sons, Ltd., Palmers Green Engine Works, Sunderland, and subsequently spent one year as draughtsman with the Wallsend, Slipway and Engineering Co., Ltd., Wallsend-on-Tyne, and seven years with Messrs. George Clark, Ltd., of the Southwick Engine Works, Sunderland.

In November 1905 he was appointed Lecturer on Engineering at the Technical College in his native town, and he held this post until July 1908, when he received an appointment as H.M. Inspector of Factories, Home Office. In this capacity be served in different parts of the British Isles. During the War he was seconded for service with the Admiralty as an Inspector of Steel, but returned to the Home Office in 1920 when he was appointed as H.M. Inspector of Factories.

His death took place at York on the 24th November 1925.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1906.

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