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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Marcus Samuel Abrahams

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Marcus Samuel Abrahams (1862- )

1922 M.I.N.A., Oil Fuel Engr. Tech. Adviser in London (Production) Royal Dutch Shell Group; b. 1862; s. of Barnet Abrahams, Canterbury. Ed. Private school, Brussels, Framlingham College. Training: Davey, Paxman and Co., Thomas Richardsons and Co., William Gray and Co. Career: Technical Adviser in London on the production side of the Royal Dutch Oil Group. In 1891 he was responsible for the construction of the Eastern installations, wharves, piers and moorings at Singapore, Penang, Bangkok, Hongkong, Amoy, Swatow, Shanghai, Nagasaki, Kobe and Yokohama; superintended erection of the installation at Bombay, and pioneered the first of the up-country installations on the G.I.P. Rly. In 1895 opened up the oilfields of Sanga Sanga and Moeara Djawa, in Borneo; selected and cleared Balek Pappan, building refinery and loading wharves; 1900, assisted Sir John Durston, the Chief Engr. to the Admiralty, and Sir Fortescue Flannery with the first experiments for burning liquid fuel in the Navy, largely instrumental in introducing liquid fuel for steam raising purposes in both marine and land boilers; in 191 1 took over the management of the oil concessions in Egypt, constructed the tanks, pipeline and piers and brought the wells into production; visited the United States in connection with the acquisition of the first of the Mid-Continent fields at Oklahama. Club: Royal Aero. Address: 5, Arkwright Road, Hampstead. T. N.: Hamps. 5783.

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