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George Fletcher (1837-1897) of George Fletcher and Co

son of George Fletcher

1897 Obituary [1]

GEORGE FLETCHER was born in London on 10th January 1837, and was the son of Mr. George Fletcher, Farnham Place Engine Works, London.

He was educated at Nesbit's School and Chemical Laboratory, and at King's College.

In 1854 he entered his father's works in Farnham Place, which were demolished in 1863, owing to the site being required for Southwark Street; and new works were erected under his supervision in Derby.

In 1874 on the death of his father he assumed the charge of the works, which acquired a reputation for the manufacture of sugar machinery, Portland cement machinery, large sewage-pumping machinery, and mining and blast-furnace machinery.

His death took place in Derby from internal hemorrhage on 23rd June 1897, at the age of sixty.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1883.

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