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Raymond Payne

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Raymond Payne (1875-1920)

1921 Obituary [1]

RAYMOND PAYNE was born at Brampton, Northamptonshire, on 27th June 1875.

He was educated at Ackworth and Sidcot Schools, and later at the Northampton Technical School.

His apprenticeship was served with Grose, Norman and Co., Northampton, and he then spent two years in the shops of Fraser and Chalmers, Erith.

In 1897 he visited the West Australian Goldfield, and from there went to New Zealand to join his brother, F. W. Payne, who was employed on dredge-designing for alluvial gold in New Zealand.

Having supervised the construction in New York of gold-dredging plant for New Zealand, he returned to London, and became a partner in the firm of F. W. Payne and Co., dredge-mining engineers, of London and Dunedin. He designed some of the largest tin dredges operating in the Malay States.

His death took place at Westcliff-on-Sea, after a long illness, on 13th June 1920, in his forty-fifth year.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1905, and a Member in 1915.

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