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Edward Lorraine Stead (c1915-1950)
1950 Obituary 
"EDWARD LORRAINE STEAD, whose untimely death occurred on 3rd January 1950, at the early age of thirty-five, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1948. He was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Production Engineers.
His education was obtained at the Grammar School and the Technical College in Keighley. After serving his apprenticeship with Messrs. Dean Smith and Grace, Ltd., Keighley, machine tool manufacturers, from 1930 to 1937, he remained with that firm for a further four years, first gaining experience in the technique of gear grinding and later being placed in charge of the marking-off department.
In 1941 he joined Messrs. David Brown Tractors, Ltd., Meltham, Yorks, as a research technical assistant, and two years later he became associated with Messrs. Keighley Lifts, Ltd., and was entrusted with the control of the small jig and tool design office, with further responsibility to the production engineer for plant layout and metrology. He was promoted to the post of production engineer in 1947. His final appointment, which dated from 1949, was that of designer technician to Messrs. Anderton Springs, Ltd., Bingley, Yorks."