Charles Tookey F.I.C., F.C.S.

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1828 Born May 13th at Oddingley Rectory, Worcestershire. Educated at Bromsgrove School.
1851 Student at Royal College of Chemistry.
1852 Assistant at Royal College of Chemistry.
1854-1855 Assistant to Dr. Stenhouse at Barts.
1856-1865 Assistant to Dr. Percy at Royal School of Mines.
Analysed South Staffordshire iron ores for part II of “Iron Ores of Great Britain” 1858
1865-1868 Appointed Assayer in H.M. Mint at Hong Kong.
1870-1877 Assayer, Chemist, Superintendent of refinery and Temporary Director at the Japanese Imperial Mint at Osaka.
1874-1878 Chemist on the Admiralty Boiler Committee.
1906 Died January 3rd.
Not in staff Register

Charles Tookey was employed in the Metallurgical Laboratory, Royal School of Mines.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Obituary - Charles Tookey, F.I.C., F.C.S. Born 13th May 1828, died 3rd January 1906. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 3 p.95. 1906. DOI:


On the separation of tin from antimony, and on the analysis of alloys containing lead, tin, antimony and Copper (1862);

On the manipulation of assays of gold and silver bullion (1870).

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