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Eustace Basil Babington

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Eustace Basil Babington (1874-c1945)

1947 Obituary [1]

"EUSTACE BASIL BABINGTON was an Associate Member of the Institution for forty years, having been elected in 1906.

He was born in 1874 and began to serve a five years' apprenticeship with Messrs. Pimbley and Sons, Ltd., of Bolton, in 1889. His technical education was acquired at the Bolton Technical School. After an initial experience as draughtsman to Messrs. Pimbley, he was engaged for two years with the Simpson Lever Chain Co in a similar capacity. From 1897 he was for some years employed on design in the drawing offices of various engineering firms in the Midlands, and during this period was for five years departmental assistant to the works manager of the Raleigh Cycle Co at Nottingham. In 1906 he went to Redditch and was engaged as an engineering designer for the Ecco Works, a subsidiary of the Eadie Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

During the war of 1914-18 he was a service engineer to the Nottingham Munitions Board, and was closely concerned with the production of depth mine-sinkers, shells, and other munitions of war. Subsequently he acted as works manager to the Carr Fastener Company, Ltd., of London, and held this appointment for nineteen years until his retirement from active affairs."

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