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Edward James Grieve

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Edward James Grieve (c1876-1949)


1950 Obituary [1]

"EDWARD JAMES GRIEVE, whose death occurred on 9th October 1949, at the age of seventy-three, had spent the whole of his professional career with the firms of Messrs. Richard Hornsby and Sons, Ltd., of Grantham, and Messrs. Ruston and Hornsby, Ltd., of Lincoln.

He was educated at Cranleigh School, and served his apprenticeship with the Trusty Gas and Oil Co, of Guildford and Cheltenham, from 1893 to 1897. He was then employed as a tester and erector by Messrs. Hornsby and Sons, with whom he remained until 1903, when he took up an appointment as engineer to Messrs. Ruston and Hornsby, with responsibility for researches in connection with internal combustion engines and the charge of the experimental department. His final position, which he held from 1935, was that of service manager. Mr. Grieve had been a Member of the Institution since 1927."


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