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John Corry Fell

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John Corry Fell (1851-1926)

of 1 Queen Victoria Street, London, E.C. ; and Excelsior Works, Old Street, London, E.C.

1926 Obituary [1]

JOHN CORRY FELL was educated at the Royal Institution School in his native city of Liverpool, and came to London in 1868 at the age of seventeen.

He entered the shops of the Metropolitan Railway as a premium apprentice, and continued his education in evening classes.

Subsequently he became head draughtsman with Messrs. Hayward Tyler and Co., and he also taught Physics and Mechanics for a number of years at the Birkbeck Institution. He obtained a Whitworth Scholarship in 1872 and set up a mechanical engineering works in Old Street.

He was also for many years a partner in and contributor to the Marine Engineer.

He entered into partnership with Mr. J. P. Wilding as Patent Agent and Consulting Engineer, and on the death of Mr. Wilding the firm became Fell and James of Queen Victoria Street until the retirement of Mr. Fell in 1914.

His death occurred on 12th October 1926 at Westcliff-on-Sea.

Mr. Fell was one of the oldest Members of this Institution, having been elected in 1876.

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