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Charles Russell Taylor

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Charles Russell Taylor (1885-1951)

1951 Obituary [1]

"CHARLES RUSSELL TAYLOR, B.Sc. (Eng.), who was born in 1885, received his early education at University College School, London.

After serving an apprenticeship with the Chicago Writing Machine Co, U.S.A., from 1903 to 1906, he joined Messrs. Taylor's Typewriter Company, Ltd., London, and from 1909 to 1912 continued his education at University College, where he graduated B.Sc. in engineering in 1912.

In that year he also received the joint appointment of manager for Messrs. Taylor and the Orde Hall Engineering Works, for the equipment of which he was personally responsible. In 1916 he became attached to the Ministry of Munitions and served as chief jig and tool designer at the aero-engineering instructional works, Twickenham. He subsequently resumed his association with Messrs. Taylor's Typewriter Company, continuing in their service as manager until his death, which occurred on 20th April 1951 at the age of sixty-five. Mr. Taylor had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1917."

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