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Frederick Cooper (1836-1882)
1883 Obituary 
FREDERICK COOPER was born on 11th April 1836 in Salford, and was apprenticed in 1851 at the works of Messrs. William Muir and Co., toolmakers, Manchester, completing his articles in 1857.
He was engaged at Sheerness Dockyard until 1859, when he returned to Messrs. Muir, and worked as under-foreman until 1860. Sir. William Muir being then applied to by the officials at the India Office for some good mechanic, to act as foreman in India, selected Mr. Cooper; who proceeded to Bombay in 1860, and started as foreman in the Royal Gun Carriage Department, Bombay.
He was raised to the rank of chief foreman after a few years, and ultimately became manager, continuing in that position until his decease on 4th May 1882, at the age of forty-six.
He became a Member of the Institution in 1875.