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George Henry Cobb

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George Henry Cobb (1832-1904)

1904 Obituary [1]

GEORGE HENRY COBB, born in 1832 at Bredgar, Kent, served his pupilage in the works of John Penn and Sons at Greenwich, with which firm he subsequently remained for nine years, being chiefly occupied in the drawing office.

In 1863 he was appointed Chief Engineer to the Arsenal at Triest, and after holding that post for a time he went to Peru as Naval Engineer to the Peruvian Government. .

About the year 1873 he gave up active pursuit of the profession and from that time lived in retirement in England, although he took keen interest in engineering matters until his death, which took place at Tunbridge Wells on the 26th February, 1904.

Mr. Cobb was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 12th January, 1864, and was subsequently placed in the class of Associate Members.

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