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Alfred Reginald Code

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Alfred Reginald Code (1901-1947)

1948 Obituary [1]

"ALFRED REGINALD CODE, spent nearly the whole of his professional career in Australia, where he was well known as an authority on fuels and lubricants and their application to motor transport and aviation. lie was born in 1901 and received his technical instruction at the technical college and at the University of Melbourne. After acting as draughtsman and assistant to Mr. A. G. M. Michell, F.R.S., consulting engineer, from 1919 to 1922, he became assistant to the chief designing engineer of Crankless Engines, Ltd., of Melbourne, an organization formed to develop the inventions of Mr. Michell. Subsequently he took charge of the drawing office and was promoted to the post of chief designing engineer.

In 1929 he joined the Vacuum Oil Company, Ltd., as automotive engineer for New South Wales, and two years later he was appointed chief engineer and technical adviser to the board of directors and marketing division, his activities being extended to cover the whole of Australasia. He relinquished this position in 1941 to take up the appointment of director of fighting vehicles production in the Ministry of Munitions, Australia, with responsibility for the creation and direction of an organization for the production of cruiser tanks, machine gun carriers, and all other armoured vehicles.

He came to England in 1944 to take up the appointment of deputy director in the armoured fighting vehicles division of the Ministry of Supply. Mr. Code was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1935 and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1937.

His death occurred at Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., on 10th September 1947."

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