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Harry Richmond Mott

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Harry Richmond Mott (1875-1919)

1919 Obituary [1]

HARRY RICHMOND MOTT was born in 1875 and died on the 13th February, 1919.

After obtaining the Certificate of the City and Guilds Central Technical College he entered the service of the Metropolitan Electric Supply Company in January 1898 as an assistant to Mr. C. H. W. Gerhardi, the Chief of the Testing Department.

He remained there until 1903, when he left to join the staff of the Electrical Inspector to the City of London Corporation as chief assistant to Mr. Voysey, and on the resignation of the latter he was appointed Electrical Engineer to the Corporation in January 1911. He had considerable natural aptitude in the use of tools and mechanical appliances, and was a capable mechanician, making some excellent models illustrating improvements in railway signalling systems. His work for the City Corporation included the establishment of the electrical ambulances, and their success owes much to his energy and technical knowledge. He also carried out the wiring of Gresham College, and the re-wiring of the Mansion House and other Corporation buildings. He was very popular with his colleagues, and his early death is much regretted by all who knew him.

He joined the Institution as an Associate in 1898, was transferred to Associate Member in 1902, and Member in 1910.

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