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George Carwardine

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George Carwardine (c1886-1947)

1949 Obituary [1]

"GEORGE CARWARDINE was educated privately and served his apprenticeship at the Whiting Auto Works in Bath from 1901 to 1905. For the next seven years he found employment as a journey man in various workshops and then joined Horstmann Cars, Ltd., as chargehand, being made foreman a year later. He was appointed works manager in 1916 with responsibility for design and organization of labour. After holding this position for seven years he went into business on his own account and subsequently became a director of Cardine Accessories, but three years later he resumed his connection with the Horstmann Cars Co. On the conclusion of a further period of office as director of Cardine Accessories he was closely concerned with the development of his inventions, for which he had several patents to his credit. His death occurred on 27th November 1947, in his sixty first year. Mr. Carwardine had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1920."

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  1. 1949 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries