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George J. Massey

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George J. Massey (c1878-1931), manager of the engineering department of Callenders Cable and Construction Co

1931 Obituary [1]

WE regret to have to record the death, on July 14th, of Mr. George J. Massey, manager of the engineering department at the Erith Works of Callender's Cable and Construction Company, Ltd.

Mr. Massey received his training in the office of his brother-in-law, Mr. Roland Woolaston, of Manchester, and after a period in the drawing-office of Isaac Storey and Sons, of Old Trafford, at the age of twenty-four he entered the service of Callender's Company in 1902.

After spending about a year in the inspection department, he was transferred to the drawing-office, of which he took charge in 1914.

Later, he became assistant to Mr. Edgar Loam, the engineering manager, and succeeded him in 1920. For a time he also had charge of the plant department. He was a very popular member of the company's staff, and took a keen interest in the social and sporting life of the works.

Apart from his popularity at Erith, he was known and respected by many connected with the electrical industry in different parts of the country.

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