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Edward Watson-Smyth

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Edward Watson Smyth (1883- )

1922 A.M.I.Mech.E., Eng. Director, Taylor Brothers and Co., Ltd., Manchester; b. 1883; s. of Charles Edward Smyth, of Turner Morrison, Calcutta. Ed. Cheltenham Coll. Training: Laird Brothers, Birkenhead; and Liverpool University. Hons. List, General Eng. Career: Responsible for the erection of new Forging Plant at Cammel, Laird's Gransthorpe Works, involving over i,000,000 of plant; Works Manager of J. Buckton and Co., Leeds, 5 years; responsible for the design and erection of special Gun Lathes, supplied to Woolwich Arsenal for new i5in. Naval Guns; erected and carried through new Gun Plant at the Leeds Works of Taylor Brothers and Co., Ltd. Club: Constitutional, Northumberland Avenue, London, W. Address: Trafford Park Steelworks, Manchester.

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