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James Henry Seccombe

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James Henry Seccombe (c1867-1902)

1903 Obituary [1]

JAMES HENRY SECCOMBE, who died in 1902, at the early age of 35, received his early training in New York.

From 1893 to 1896 he was with the Western Electric Company; then, for a twelve-month, he served with the General Electric Company in New York, leaving them in 1897 to join the Sprague Electric Elevator Company.

In 1898 he came to England on behalf of the last-named Company to assist in putting down electric-lift plant for the Central London Railway. When the railway was opened, Mr. Seccombe was taken over by the Railway Company as Electrician in charge of the lift equipment. His health, which had for some time been failing, gave way shortly afterwards, and he was compelled to take a long sea-voyage. Unfortunately, the rest and change had not the desired effect, and he died shortly after his return.

Mr. Seccombe was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 9th of January, 1902.

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