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Frederick Carleton Anderson

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Frederick Carleton Anderson (c1876-1956), founder of Harland Engineering Co

1903 Partnership formed with G. Harland Bowden and Charles Atherton Atchley, electrical engineers in London, and at Manchester, Glasgow and South Wales, as G. Harland Bowden and Co

1910 Partnership was dissolved by mutual consent; G. Harland Bowden would continue the business in London; Anderson and Atchley would continue the business in partnership in Manchester and Glasgow as Harland Engineering Co[1]

1914 Patent for control of several electric motors, with Charles Atherton Atchley[2]

1930 The 1914 patent had been assigned to Harland Engineering Co; application to extend it by 5 years


1956 Obituary [3]

We have learned with regret of the death, on June 8th, of Mr. Frederick Carleton Anderson, a founder and past chairman of the Harland Engineering Company, Ltd.

Mr. Carleton Anderson, who was eighty, was born at Glasgow, and was educated in New Zealand, and at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow.

In the early part of his engineering career he spent some years on the staff of D. Selby Bigge and Co., consulting electrical contractors, and in 1903 he went into business on his own account with Mr. C. A. Atchley and the late Mr. Bowden to form the original partnership which became the Harland Engineering Company, Ltd.

Mr. Anderson was for a time sales director, and then chairman, of the company until 1943.

After he retired from the board in 1952 he continued to take a keen interest in all activities of the company and especially in matters relating to the Harland "25 Year" club. He was a past-president of the Manchester Association of Engineers and a member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.


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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette, 26 July 1910
  2. The London Gazette 16 May 1930
  3. The Engineer 1956/06/22