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Musgrave Heaphy

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Musgrave Heaphy (c1843-1910)

1910 Obituary [1]

MUSGRAVE HEAPHY died on January 29, 1910, at the age of 67, after several years of failing health.

At the age of 18 he fought under Garibaldi in the campaign of 1860-61, and received two medals.

On his return to England he went into practice as a civil engineer, but a few years later he was appointed technical officer of the Phoenix Fire Office, and on the introduction of electric lighting he prepared a careful report on the subject, followed soon after by the first edition of the well-known Phoenix Fire Office Rules, which were the first code of wiring rules for the prevention of fire risks in electric lighting.

Mr. Heaphy was elected a Member in 1886.

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