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YARROW, Sir Harold Edgar. C.B.E. Chairman, Yarrow & Co., Ltd., Glasgow. Private Address: Craigend Castle, Milngavie. Career: Educ.: Bedford Gramm. Sch.; passed Assoc. examination for Inst. of Civil Engrs.; served apprent. at Humphry & Tennent, London, and Augustin Normand, Havre, France. Director of Steel Co. of Scotland, Ltd.
YARWOOD, G. A. A.M.I.E.E. Proprietor, Solenoid Regulator Co., Ltd., 268 Moseley Road; Birmingham, 12. Private Address: 14 Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham. Age: 62. Prem. apprent., Vickers, Sons & Maxim; 1907, started Solenoid Regulator Co.
YARWOOD, H. I. B.Sc., A.M.I.E.E. Manager, The Solenoid Regulator Co., 268 Moseley Road, Birmingham, 12. Private Address: 120 Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham. Age: 32. Career: King Edward's Sch., Birmingham; Univ. of Birmingham; with the Solenoid Regulator Co., 1928 to date; Mfrs. of Elect. Motor Control Gear.
YATES, Lt.-Comdr. A. V. S. A.M.I.E.E. With the Sperry Gyroscope Co., Ltd., Gt. West Road, Brentford. Private Address: 14 Stafford Mansions, Buckingham Gate, S.W.1. Age: 37. Career: Served in the Royal Navy, 1913-38; specialised in Signals and Wireless Telegraphy; obtained 1st Class Certs. in all subjects; Wireless Officer, Home Fleet, Mediterranean, and China on Staff C.-in-C., 1924-35; in Signal Dept., Admiralty, 1935-38.
YATES, Charles Robert. A.M.I.Mech. E., F. Per.Way Inst., M. I.Eng. Inspecn., Chartered Mech. Engr. Inspecting Engr. in South Wales, of Railway Material, Constructional Steelwork, Ferrous and Non-Ferrous metals. Private Address: 13 Upton Road, Newport, Mon. Career: Steel Works Engr., Mill Manager, Inspecting Engr.; Tech. educ., Wednesbury Tech. Coll. and Cardiff Univ. Inventor of Twoway Key for Steel Sleepers; Improved Distance Piece for Steel Sleepers; Lug Liner for Steel Sleepers.
YATES, J. A. B.Sc., A.M.I.Mech.E. Partner, Messrs. Smith & Yates, Combustion Engrs., 22 Bridge Street, Manchester, 3. Age: 45. Career: Manchester Univ.; apprent. Mech. Dept., Manchester Ship Canal; 191419, R.E.; 1921-22, Asst. Works Manager, Lea Recorder Co.; established present business, 1923.
YATES, J. F. B.Sc., M.Sc., A.M.I.E.E. Head of Physics and Elect. Eng. Dept., Royal Tech. Coll., Salford. Private Address: 27 Lancaster Road, Salford, 6, Lancs. Age: 42. Career: Previous appointments after industrial experience:-1952-31, Senr. Lecturer in Elec. Eng. at Municipal Coll. of Techy, Belfast, and Extra-mural Lecturer and Internal Examiner in Elec. Eng. of Queen's Univ., Belfast; 1935-37, Chief Lecturer in Elec. Eng. at West Ham Municipal Coll.
YATES, S. R. A.M.I.Mech.E. Tech. Manager, Tingey & Co., Engrs., 17-22 Goswell Terrace, Goswell Road, E.C.1. Age: 58. Career: Royal Tech. Coll., Glasgow; apprent. Lees, Anderson & Co., Glasgow; sea-going experience with Donaldson Line; for 7 years Lecturer, Mar. Eng., Royal Tech. Coll.; Draughtsman with D. Rowan & Co., John Brown & Co., W. Beardmore & Co., and Fairfield S. & E. Co. (6 years Ldg. Eng. Draughtsman); 191115, Chief Draughtsman, Mayor & Coulson; 1912-13, Suptg. Engr., Electric Marine Propulsion Co., supervising construction and tests of first Diesel Elec. Vessel; 1916-19, Supt., Shell Dept., Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd.; 1919-26, Chief Draughtsman, Engine Dept., Swan, Hunter; 1926-31, on Tech. Staff of Chief Engr., C.P. Rly. S.S. Services; 1932-34, General Manager, Tingey & Co.; 1936 to date, present position.
YATES, Walter. M.I.Mech.E., PastPresident, Inst. of Heating and Ventiating Engrs. Governing Director, Matthews & Yates, Ltd., Cyclone Works, Swinton, Manchester. Private Address: Parksend, Swinton, Manchester. Career: Tech. training, Manchester Coll. of Technology; apprent. with William Tice & Co., Ashton-under-Lyme, and Frank Pearn & Co., West Gorton. A Founder of Matthews & Yates, Ltd., Swinton.
YEADON, W. B. A.M.I.Mech.E. Manager, V-Rope Drive Division, J. M. Fenner & Co., Ltd., Hull, Yorkshire. Private Address: 2 Savery Street, Southcoates Lane, Hull.
YEO, Q. E. A.M.I.Mech.E. With Tully, Sons & Co., Ltd., Miligate, Newark, Notts.
YERBURY, F. A. M.I.Mech.E., A.M.Inst.C.E., M.I.H. & V.E., Sub. D.E.U.A. London Director, Premier Cooler & Eng. Co., Ltd., Shalford, Surrey. Business Address: 3 Elverton Street, Westminster, S.W.1. Private Address: Clarence House, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. Career: Pupil of late Druitt Halpin, M.I.Mech.E., M.Inst.C.E., Consulting Engr., Westminster; seven years in shops, three years Sales Engr., Worthington Pump Co.; eleven years Sales Engr., The Mirrlees Watson Co., Ltd.; two and a half years VicePresident, Canadian Boving Co.; two and a half years Managing Director, Heaps Eng. Co., Vancouver, B.C. (works, New Westminster, B.C.).
YORATH-LEWIS, Wm. M.I.Mech.E., A.M. I.E.E. Managing Director, Yorath-Lewis Boilers, Ltd., King's House, King Street, London, E.C.2. Private Address: 17 Woronzow Road, St. John's Wood, N.W.8. Career: Cardiff Univ. Coll.; Finsbury Tech. Coll.; Apprent., Rhymney Rly. Loco. and Carriage Works, Bute Docks; subsequently pupilage with W. H. Massey, M.Inst.C.E., Cons. Engr. to H.M. Household; Asst. Works Manager, Hunter & English, Bow, 1897-99; Engr. to Royal Commsn., Paris Exposition, 1900; Draughtsman, Siemens Bros., Ltd., 1901; Mech. and Elect. Engr., S. Pearson & Son, Ltd., G.N. & C. Rlys., Wouldham Cement Works, and P.N.Y.L.I. Rly. tunnels (East River); Manager, Erecting Dept., Intl. Steam Pump Co., U.S.A. For last 25 years, Man. Dir. and Engr., British Niclausse Boiler Co., Ltd., in close assocn. with J. & A. Niclausse, water tube boiler makers, Paris. Inventor of the Lewis W.T. Boilers and Steaming Economizers, Continuous Passenger Transport, etc. Winner of Ville de Paris Concours du Trottoir Roulant, first prize.
YORK, Major William Douglas Colin. O.B.E., A.M.I.P.E. Export Manager, A. C. Wickman, Ltd., 10 Princes Street, London, S.W.1. Private Address: "Blackslade", East End Way, Pinner, Middx. Age: 45. Career: Buenos Aires and Pacific Rly. Co.; Vulcan Foundry, Ltd.; with Alfred Herbert, Ltd., as S. American Manager and as London Export Manager. Author of "Railway Repair Shop Machinery".
YORKE, J. Paley. O.B.E., M.Sc., A.M.I.E.E. Principal, The Sch. of Eng. and Navigation, High Street, Poplar, E.14. Mem., Consultve C'tee, Board of Educ.; Natl. Advisory Council for Juvenile Employment, M. of Labour; Burnham (Tech.) C'tee, Departmtl. C'tee, B.O.T. on Exams. and Certs. of Marine Engrs., etc. Author of three text books, numerous papers, etc.
YOUATT, Claude S. M.I.Mech.E., A.I.H. & V.E. Governing Director, Rhodes, Brydon & Youatt, Ltd., Waterloo Eng. Works, Stockport. Private Address: 21 Park Road, Gatley, Cheshire. Career: Hulme Gramm. Sch.; Salford and Manchester Tech. Schs. Mather & Platt, Ltd.; Holden & Brooke, Ltd. Inventor, patentee and mfr. of the Mopump and Fullway Mopump.
YOULE, F. B.Sc.(Eng.), A.C.G.I., A.M.I.E.E. Manager, Valve Dept., Marconiphone Co., Ltd., 210 Tottenham Court Road, London, W.1. Private Address: 58 Grand Drive, Raynes Park, S.W.20. Career: City and Guilds; 15 years with Marconi's and Marconiphone.
YOUNG, A. B.Sc., A.M.Inst.C.E. Senr. Asst., W. L. Scott, Esq., M.Inst. C.E., M.I.Struct.E., Artillery House, Artillery Row, Victoria Street, S.W.1. Age: 35. Career: Educ.: Perth Acad.; Glasgow Univ.; Glasgow Tech. Coll. trained, Sir Wm. Arrol & Co., Ltd., 1923-26; Asst. Eng., B.R.C. Eng. Co. Ltd., Stafford, 1926-34; Senr. Asst., F. A. Macdonald & Partners, Ltd., Glasgow, 1934-36.
YOUNG, A. E. J. A.M.I.E.E. Tech. Asst., Metropolitan-Vickers Elect. Export Co., Ltd., No. 1 Kingsway, W.C.2. Age: 36. Career: Berkhamsted Sch.; City and Guilds; 1924-26, apprent., Metro.-Vick.; 1927, special trainee; 1928-35, Tech. Asst.; from 1935, with Metro.-Vick. Export Co.
YOUNG, A. Gordon. M.I.Mech.E., M.I.Struct.E. Partner in firm of A. Gordon & Douglas S. Young, Consulting Engrs., 6 Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster, S.W.1. Private Address: 22 Cheyne Gardens, Chelsea, S.W.3. Civil Eng. Specialist in the design of steel-framed buildings and reinforced concrete structures.
YOUNG, Arthur Primrose. O.B.E., M.I.E.E., M.I.A.E. Manager, Rugby Works, B.T.H. Co., Ltd. Private Address: "Borrowell", Kenilworth. Age: 53. Educ.: Finsbury Tech. Coll. Formerly Engr. and Manager, Coventry Works, B.T.H. Co., Ltd. Books: "Magnetos", "Elements of Electrotechnics", "Forward from Chaos", "Automobile Electrical Equipment".
YOUNG, Douglas Stewart. M.I.Struct. E., M.I.Mech.E. Partner in the firm of A. Gordon & Douglas S. Young, Consulting Engrs., 6 Queen Anne's Gates, Westminster, S.W.1. Private Address: 22 Cheyne Gardens, S.W.3. Designer of bridges and structural works; Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Founders; Specialist in dealing with the shoring, foundations, and restoration of dangerous structures. A member of the Committee of the Cheyne Hospital for Children, Chelsea.
YOUNG, F. J. B.Sc.(Eng.), A.M.I.E.E. Battery Engr., Siemens Bros. & Co., Ltd., Woolwich, S.E.18. Private Address: 6 Broomfield Road, Sevenoaks, Kent. Age: 32. Career: Queen Mary Coll.; Graduated 1929; joined present firm, Sept., 1929.
YOUNG, George Macmillan. B.Sc. (Eng.) Glasgow, M.I.A.E. Director and London Manager, Albion Motors, Ltd., 20 Kingsway, London, W.C.2. Private Address: 17 Dunstan Road, London, N.W.11. Age: 58. Career: With Albion Motors since graduating at Glasgow Univ. Is a member of Council, Soc. of Motor Mfrs and Traders; Member of the Grand Council, F.B.I.
YOUNG, Herbert James. M.Inst.C.E. Deputy Civil Engr.-in-Chief, Admiralty, Whitehall, S.W.1. Pupil of the late Henry Adams, M.Inst.C.E.; entered Admiralty service, 1901.
YOUNG, Horace John. M.I.Mar.E., M.I.A.E., M.N.E. C. Inst., M.Brit. F. Chief Tech. Rep. and Metallurgist, Sheepbridge Stokes Centrifugal Castings Co., Ltd., Chesterfield. Private Address: Ashover Hydro, Ashover, Derbyshire. Career: King's Coll., London; training, 5 years Muntz Metal Co., Birmingham, and 3 year Prof. A. K. Huntington; 15 years Chief Metallurgist, N.E. Marine Eng. Co.; 5 years, Manager and Sec., The British Parlit Licensees Assocn.; 6 years Consulting Metallurgist on own account in London; 6 years Director and Metallurgist, Hepworth & Grandage, Ltd., Bradford.
YOUNG, John Graham. B.Sc., M.I. Mech.E. Director, Glenfield & Kennedy, Ltd., Kilmarnock. Private Address: Trynlaw, Symington, Ayrshire. Career: Fettes Coll., Edinburgh; Glasgow Univ.; training, David Rowan & Co., and British Westinghouse; Partner, David Rowan & Co., Marine Engrs., Glasgow.
YOUNG, J. H. M. A.M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.E.E. Engr., Olympia Mills, Selby, Yorks.
YOUNG, J. M. B.Sc., A.M.Inst.C.E., M.I.Struct.E. Asst., New Works Dept., Southern Rly., Waterloo, S.E.1. Private Address: 34 St. James Avenue, Hampton Hill, Middx. Career: Ayr Acad.; Glasgow Univ.; Royal Tech. Coll.; Redpath, Brown & Co.; Sir Wm. Arrol & Co.; I.C.I., Ltd.; Senr. Asst., Booth, Wilson & Pettit, Consulting Engrs.; engaged on Grid Scheme, C.E.B. Author of "Reinforced Concrete" (Crosby, Lockwood, 1937).
YOUNG, John William. A.M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.E.E., M.Inst.F. Eng.-in-Charge, Power Station Auxiliaries, Metropolitan-Vickers Elect. Co., Trafford Park, Manchester. Private Address: The Croft, Meadow Road, Urmston, Manchester. Previous appointments: Armstrong-Whitworth; Parsons, Newcastle-on-Tyne; Deputy Asst. Inspector-in-Charge, ArmstrongWhitworth, Aeronautical Inspection Dept.
YOUNG, Leslie Arthur. A.M.I.Mech.E., M.I.Mar.E., 1st Class B.O.T. Cert. (Steam and Diesel). Chief Mech. Engr., Peter Dixon & Son, Ltd., West Marsh Paper Mills, Grimsby. Private Address: "Bordenville", Devonshire Avenue, Grimsby. Age: 38. Career: Eng. Apprent., Union Castle Mail S.S. Co.; 9 years Engr.-Officer in Royal Mail Ships; Asst. Engr., Clydoch Refinery, Mond Nickel Co., Ltd. Is a Member of Tech. Section of Papermakers' Assocn. of G.B., and Member of Grimsby Inst. of Engrs. and Shipbuilders.
YOUNG, R. B.Sc., A.R.T.C., A.M. Inst.C.E., A.M.Inst.M. & Cy.E. First Class Tech. Asst., Chief Engr.'s Dept., L.C.C., Westminster Bridge, London, S.E.1. Age: 32. Career: Apprent., Perm. Way Engr.'s Dept., Glasgow Corpn. Tramways; Clyde Navigation Trust; in Chief Engr.'s Office, Glasgow-Edinburgh Road; Contractor's Engr., McKean & Renwick, Glasgow, and A. M. Carmichael, Edin. Winner of Montgomerie Nelson Prize, R. Tech. Coll., 1932.
YOUNG, S. G. M.B.E., A.C.G.I., A.M.I.Mech.E. Asst. Director, Aeronautical Inspection Directorate, Air Ministry. Private Address: Balhallach, Fulmer Road, Gerrards Cross, Bucks. Age: 51. Career: Central Tech. Coll.; City and Guilds; with Daimler Co., L.G.O.C., etc.; commissioned to R.F.C., 1916, and seconded for duty with A.I.D.
YOUNG, S. J. B.Sc., A.M.I.Mech.E., M.I.A.E. Head of Dept. of Automobile Eng., Loughborough Coll., Loughborough. Age: 51. Career: Warwick Sch.; Birmingham Univ.; 2 years with Works Engr., Daimler Co.; 4 years, Wolseley Motors, Drawing Office; 6 years, Asst. to Chief Engr., Wolseley Motors; 4 years, Lecturer in Automobile Eng., Bradford Tech. Coll.; 1925 to date, present position.. Joint author of "The Testing of Internal Combustion Engines".
YOUNG, T. K. A.M.I.Mech.E. With Messrs. E. G. Acheson, Ltd., Thames House, Millbank, S.W.1. Age: 47. Capt., R.A.F.
YOUNG, W. A. M.I.H.V.E. (Life Member). Private Address: Crowland, Shawfield Park, Bromley, Kent. Age: 72. Career: Ironmonger and Domestic Engr., 1883-1900; joined staff of "The Ironmonger", 1900; Asst. Editor, 1913; Editor from 1925 to 1934. Founder Member of the Newcomen Society and now President. Author of "Silver and Sheffield Plate Collector" and many papers on bygone metal crafts, including several on Japanese sword fittings.
YOUNG, Wilfrid E. M.Inst.C.E., M.I.N.A., M.Inst.F., M.Inst.E.S. Director, Yarrow & Co., Ltd., Glasgow. Private Address: Ranfurly, Southbrie Drive, Glasgow, W.3. Career: Apprent., Thames Ironworks, London; experience with J. S. White & Co., Cowes, and with Yarrow & Co., Ltd.
YOUNGER, A. Scott, B.Sc., M.I.N.A., F.C.M.S., Wh.Ex., 1888. Managing Director, Steel Hatches, Ltd., 156 St.. Vincent Street, Glasgow, C.2. Private Address: Rosario, Dalkeith Avenue, Dumbreck, Glasgow. Formerly twenty years Hon. Consul for Japan in Glasgow; received 4th Class of Order of Rising Sun and 3rd Class of Order of Sacred Treasure from Japanese Government.
YOUNGHUSBAND, K. A.M.I.E.E. Chief Engr., J. Summers & Sons, Shotton, Flintshire.
YULE, T. M. Eng., A.M.I.Mech.E. Boiler Manager, I.C.I. (General Chemicals) Ltd., Runcorn, Ches. Private Address: The Beeches, Oakdale Ave., Frodsham, Ches. Career: Liverpool Univ.; Apprent., Metropolitan Vickers Elect. Co., Ltd.; subsequently in U.S.S.R., India, and South America for Met.-Vick.