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Charles Watts (c1869-1953)

1953 Obituary [1]

We have learned with regret of the death of Mr. Charles Watts, which occurred at his home at 32, Gourock Road, Eltham, S.E.9, on September 2nd.

Mr. Watts, who was eighty-four had spent many years of his long engineering career in the motor-car industry. He began with the Auto Machinery Company, Ltd., Coventry, and was subsequently the first draughtsman to be employed by the Hillman Company at Pinley joining the firm in 1907 when its total personnel was less than twenty.

In more recent years Mr. Watts had been in business, on his own account, engaged in the preparation of machine designs for engineers and inventors.

He contributed several articles to our columns, among them being "Formed Cutters and Hobs," which appeared in our issue of May 15, 1936 and "The Steel Ball: Early Methods of Manufacture", which was published on December 28, 1934.

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