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Arthur Peckett

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Arthur Peckett (1872-1930)

son of Thomas Peckett

1930 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR PECKETT received his early training at the Atlas Locomotive Works of his father, Thomas Peckett, in Bristol, and later with the firm of Messrs. W. H. Allen and Company, of Bedford.

He then joined the staff of the Edison Swan Electric Company, Ponders End, and was chief engineering assistant to the manager of the fittings department, later becoming manager of their motor department.

After setting up an agency in King William Street, London, he went to Wilton near Salisbury where he became proprietor of the firm of Messrs. A. Brewer and Company, agricultural engineers.

Mr. Peckett was born at Manchester in 1872 and educated at the Old Bristol Mining School (now part of the Bristol University).

He became an Associate Member of the Institution in 1901 and died on 19th January 1930, at the age of 57.

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