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Frank West

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Frank West M.I.Mech.E., M.Inst. Gas E.

Apprentice at West's Gas Improvement Co., Ltd.

1893-97 Articled pupil, and then Asst. to Chief Engr., Nottingham Gas Dept.

1897-1908 At West's Gas Improvement Co., Ltd., Manchester, for five years in various departments; afterwards Engr.-in-Charge of erection and starting-up of carbonising plants and coal and coke-handling machinery on the Continent and America

1908-18 London Engineer. for West's Gas Improvement Co., Ltd.

1918- With the Derbyshire Silica Firebrick Co., Ltd.

1919 Became Managing Director and then Chairman and Managing Director of the Company.

Chairman of the Society of British Gas Industries.

1930 Vice-Chairman of the British Refractories Research Association.

Member and Past-Pres. of the Ceramic Society and of the Refractories Association of Great Britain


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