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Norman Rheam (1863-1908)


1908 Obituary [1]

NORMAN RHEAM was born in Liverpool on 28th August 1863.

He was educated at private schools, and then served his time from 1885 to 1888 in the works of Messrs. Crompton and Co., Chelmsford. On its completion he became for nine mouths head of the firm's test room, and then assisted in the installation of electric light of some of the P. and 0. Co.'s vessels. He was next employed in erecting and running electrical plant in the Transvaal, and subsequently acted in the same capacity for Messrs. Thomas Cook and Sons in Cairo.

On returning to England in 1891 be was appointed assistant engineer on the City and South London Railway, being promoted in January 1896 to the post of chief assistant engineer.

He superintended, under the chief engineer, Mr. P. V. McMahon, the construction of new buildings, erection of plant, and the equipment of the line. Subsequently he had charge of the maintenance and repairs of the locomotives, and of repairs in the power-house, substations, and permanent way.

His death took place in London on 15th February 1908, at the age of forty-four.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1904; he was also a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.


1909 Obituary [2]

NORMAN RHEAM was born in Liverpool on August 28, 1863.

He was educated at private schools, and served his time from 1885 to 1888 in the works of Messrs. Crompton & Co., Chelmsford. On its completion he was for nine months head of the firm's test-room, and also assisted in the installation of electric light on some of the P. & O. Company's vessels. He was next employed in erecting and running electrical plant in the Transvaal, and later acted in the same capacity for Messrs. Thomas Cook & Sons in Cairo.

On returning to England in 1891 he was appointed assistant engineer on the City and South London Railway Company, being promoted in 1896 to the post of chief assistant engineer. He superintended, under the chief engineer, Mr. P. McMahon, the construction of new buildings, the erection of plant, and the equipment of the line.

Subsequently he had charge of the maintenance and repairs of the locomotives, and of repairs in the power house, sub-stations, and permanent way.

His death took place in London on February 15, 1908, at the age of 44. He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1900, and was transferred to Membership in 1902.


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