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George Fincken

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George Fincken (1871-1950)

1951 Obituary [1]

"GEORGE FINCKEN, who was born in Bristol in 1871, retained a close connection with his native city during most of his lifetime. On leaving school he received four years' training as a fitter and turner, first with Mr. John Dowden and later with Mr. H. Philips. He then filled several temporary positions of a similar nature and also as erector with various local engineering firms before taking up an appointment in 1900 as chief mechanical engineer to Messrs. Mardon, Son and Hall, Ltd., printers and box makers for the Imperial Tobacco Company, Ltd. This association lasted until his retirement after thirty-eight years' service. Mr. Fincken, whose death occurred on 22nd August 1950, was elected a Member of the Institution in 1915."

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