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Charles William Guy

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Charles William Guy (1836-1893)

1895 Obituary [1]

CHARLES WILLIAMS Guy was born at Hull on 31st July 1836.

He served his time from 1851 to 1856 in the engine works of Messrs. E. B. Wilson and Co., Railway Foundry, Leeds.

With the object of learning marine-engine construction he went in 1857 to Messrs. Robert Stephenson and Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne.

In 1859 he wont as assistant to the locomotive superintendent on the Recife and Sao Francisco Railway, Pernambuco; and from 1861 to 1863 was engineering agent and technical adviser in Java for Messrs. G. Buchanan and Co., London.

In 1864-5 he was engaged in refitting sugar works on the Wonosepi, Kalang, Sarie, and Becassio estates in Java; and was engineer and works manager in 1866-9 on the Tjipiring and Adhiwerna sugar estates.

He was appointed manager in 1870 of the Adhiwerna, Kemantian, and Padokan sugar estates in Java, and remained in that position till 1877.

In 1879 he became engineering agent and technical adviser in Java for Mr. William Walker, which position he held till 1885.

Subsequently he engaged in business on his own account, and designed certain improvements in sugar-cane crushing-mills.

His death took place at Malang, Java, on 9th November 1893, at the age of fifty-seven.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1886.

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