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Edward Arthur Gass

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Edward Arthur Gass (1888-1950)

1952 Obituary [1]

"EDWARD ARTHUR GASS had considerable experience of aero-engine design and had been on the staff of Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Derby, for upwards of thirty years. He was born in 1888 and served his apprenticeship in the Horwich locomotive works of the former Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, from 1903 to 1909; during this period he attended classes at the Horwich Technical College. He continued in the service of the railway company for a further two years as journeyman fitter, and for a similar period was employed as locomotive draughtsman. He was next engaged on machine tool design for Armstrong Whitworth and Company, Ltd., Openshaw, Manchester, and in 1916 joined the staff of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough.

Mr. Gass began, in 1919, his long connection with Rolls-Royce, Ltd., and for the following seventeen years was engaged as aero-engine draughtsman, finally becoming chief draughtsman of aero-engine design. Mr. Gass, whose death occurred on 30th December 1950, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution of Automobile Engineers in 1924."

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