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Edmund Joseph Davies

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Edmund Joseph Davies (1844-1919)

1920 Obituary [1]

EDMUND JOSEPH DAVIES was born on 1st June 1844.

He was educated privately at Birmingham, and obtained his engineering training at the Great Western Railway Works, Wolverhampton, and afterwards was transferred to Swindon.

In 1876 he became engineering manager for Messrs. Ransomes, Sims, and Jefferies, Ltd., at the Orwell Works, Ipswich. He took a very prominent part in the development on modern lines of the portable, traction, and stationary steam-engines built by the firm.

He had a keen sense of method and great powers of orderly organization, which commanded the respect and co-operation of all with whom he was associated.

His death took place on 10th June 1919, at the age of seventy-five.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1897.

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