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Alfred Edwin Culley

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Alfred Edwin Culley (1877-1957), editor of Machinery Market

1957 Obituary [1]

WE have learned with regret of the death of Mr. Alfred Edwin Culley, A.M.I.C.E., A.C.G.J., which occurred on February 5 at 19, Branksome Close, Norwich. For over thirty years, Mr. Culley was well known in technical and trade journalism, and from 1931 until his retirement two years ago he was editor of Machinery Market.

Mr. Culley was born in 1877, and served apprenticeships with J. and J. Coleman, of Norwich, and with Clarke, Chapman and Co., Ltd., Gateshead.

He started his professional career in 1900 when he was appointed to the staff of Merz and McLellan. Thereafter for some years be served as a consulting engineer to architectural firms in Manchester and Liverpool, and in 1913 he went into practice on his own account.

Mr. Culley relinquished his consulting practice during the first world war however, to become chief engineer at the Bass Brewery, Burton-on-Trent.

He resumed his consulting work in 1921 and continued his practice until 1926, when he joined the ed1tonal staff of Machinery Market becoming editor five years later.

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