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George Charles Irwin

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George Charles Irwin (1868-1930) of S. H. Johnson and Co

1930 Obituary [1]

GEORGE CHARLES IRWIN was apprenticed to the firm of S. H. Johnson and Company of Stratford from 1883 to 1888, and remained in their service until his death on 31st July 1930.

Upon completing his apprenticeship he was for two years turning and fitting and for three further years engaged upon the design of tools, jigs, and labour saving machinery. He was then placed in charge of the erection of sewerage and chemical plant before being promoted to the position of shop foreman.

Subsequently he was for six years works manager and in 1915 was appointed a director, while from 1920 and until his death he was managing director.

He was born at Stepney in 1868 and became a Member of the Institution in 1914.

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