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Alfred Richard Edmondson

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Alfred Richard Edmonson (c1865-1942)

1943 Obituary [1]

ALFRED RICHARD EDMONDSON, M.Sc., was an Associate Member of the Institution for nearly fifty years, having been elected in 1893, and for most of his professional career was closely identified with the educational side of engineering. He served his apprenticeship from 1879 to 1885 with Messrs. Mather and Platt, Manchester, and remained with that firm as draughtsman until 1890, when he became chief draughtsman to the Mills Water Tube Boiler Company.

Some years later, however, his thoughts were turned towards a career as a teacher and he entered upon a course of study at Victoria University, Manchester under the late Professor Osborne Reynolds, graduating B.Sc. with honours in engineering and subsequently obtaining his M.Sc. degree. He then embarked upon his career as a teacher and was appointed lecturer in mechanical engineering at the College of Technology, Manchester, a position which he retained for many years.

Mr. Edmondson, whose death, at the age of seventy-seven, occurred on 7th September 1942, was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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