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George Walters

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George Walters (c1883-1950)

1951 Obituary [1]

"GEORGE WALTERS began his career as a student in the chemical and physics laboratory of the Charing Cross Medical School and later obtained first-class honours in electrometallurgy at the City and Guilds of London Institute. A brief period of training as a pupil improver to Messrs. E. Wood and Company was followed by his appointment as works manager to Messrs. Carl Hentschel, Ltd., London, electro-metallurgists.

After holding this position for thirteen years he became works manager and a director of Messrs. Posener Walters and Harris, Ltd.

In 1915 his services as an electro-metallurgist were acquired by the Columbia Graphophone Company, Ltd., but in the following year he joined the Royal Air Force and was employed on special duties, being subsequently lent as technical adviser to the Air Board and finally to the Ministry of Munitions as production officer. On demobilization in 1919 he returned to the Graphophone Company and was appointed general factory superintendent.

On the merger of that firm with the Gramophone and Typewriter Co in 1931 he became technical adviser to the foreign subsidiaries of the combine (since then known as Electrical and Musical Industries, Ltd.). In this capacity he visited many of the principal countries of Europe. Mr. Walters, whose death occurred on 9th October 1950 in his sixty-seventh year, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1924."

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