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Pearce Savell Nice

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Pearce Savell Nice (1875- )

1922 M.I.Mech.E., Mechanical Engineer, Casilla 4109; Valparaiso, Chile. T. A.: "Plomo, Valparaiso." T. N.: 1599 Valparaiso b. 1875; s. of George Nice of Carlton Hall, near Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, and Barley, near Royston, Herts; m. Beth, d. of T. Moxom Edwards of Llanarth. Monmouth, and Glannantyglan, Llanfoist, Monmouth. Ed. Hereford Grammar School and Sheffield Technical College. Eleven years with Vickers, Sons and Maxim, at Sheffield, Barrow and Erith, as apprentice, Draughtsman, Leading Mechanic and Shop Foreman; I year, seagoing Engineer, British and African Steamship Co.; 3 years, Chief of artillery workshops, Seccion Armas de Guerra, Valparaiso, for Chilian Navy; 4 years, Chief Engineer to the Vifia del Mar Sugar Refinery, carrying out complete reconstruction after earthquake in 1906; I year, 1910—11, visiting and studying Engineering and other works in Europe. In 1911, brought out complete machinery and plant for installation of a factory for the manufacture of lead and composition pipe and accessories, none at the time existing in Chile. The working of this factory and also valuations of machinery, settlement of insurance claims, representations and consulting engineering work constitute occupation from that date to present time. Chief Works: Reconstruction of sugar refinery at Vifia del Mar, at same time increasing production from 80 to 150 tons refined sugar daily. The installation of electric power plant for entire drive of factory and lighting the town of Vifia del Mar. The establishment and working of his present factory. Member of English Club, Valparaiso.

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