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Herbert Edward Mitchell

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Herbert Edward Mitchell ( -1923)


1923 Obituary [1]

HERBERT EDWARD MITCHELL received his technical education at the City and Guilds Technical College, Finsbury, from 1883 to 1885.

He was subsequently engaged on electric lighting contracts for various firms until 1888.

From 1888 to 1898 he was chief assistant to Prof. George Forbes in connection with the latter's consulting work, including the scheme put into operation for the electrical transmission of power from the Niagara Falls, and he was one of Prof. Forbes's staff of engineers who in the winter 1897-8 spent some months in Egypt investigating the possibility of utilizing and transmitting electrical energy from the Nile cataracts.

After 1898 he was engaged on various electric lighting undertakings in London and the provinces, and while in private practice in later years he prepared the original scheme for the heating and ventilating of the new County Hall, Westminster.

During the last five years of his life he held an appointment as civil engineer in the Air Ministry, and in that capacity designed the heating and ventilating equipment of the Royal Air Force Depot at Halton, one of the largest works of the kind ever carried out. He also designed the electrical installations at various aerodromes for the Air Ministry.

He died on the 23rd July, 1923.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1888 and a Member in 1898.


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