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Harry Charles David Scott

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Harry Charles David Scott (1864-1937)

1937 Obituary [1]

HARRY CHARLES DAVID SCOTT was connected with Messrs. Royles, Ltd., of Irlam, Manchester, for no less than fifty-two years. At the time of his death, which occurred on 1st June 1937, he was chairman of directors. Mr. Scott was born in Manchester in 1864, and in 1883 he joined Messrs. John G. Wilson and Company, patent agents, through whom he came in touch with the late Mr. J. J. Royle, who had by then begun to lay the foundations of the present business.

Mr. Scott joined the firm in 1885, and was chiefly occupied with the clerical side and the buying. In 1890 he rendered valuable assistance, during the removal of the firm to Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester. In 1900 the firm was reconstituted and Mr. Scott was made joint managing director, a position which he held from the period when the present works were built and equipped at Irlam in 1901, until his appointment as chairman of directors in 1926. Although principally associated with the clerical, costing, and buying side, he took a keen interest in the development of the various specialities manufactured by the company.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1929.

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