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Henry Maurice Surtees Tuckwell

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Henry Maurice Surtees Tuckwell (1872-1951)

1922 M.I.Mech.E., Mechanical Engineer, c/o Tata, Ltd., 62, New Broad Street, E.C.2. T. A.: "Tatald, London." T. N.: London Wall 6717. b. 1872; s. of Rev. William Tuckwell. Ed. Mason College, Birmingham. Training with Tangyes, Ltd., Birmingham, and Maudslay, Sons and Field, Lambeth. Assistant Engineer, Royal Navy; Assistant Works Manager, John I. Thorneycroft, Chiswick; Works Manager, Joshua Buckton and Co., Ltd., Leeds; Director, Engineer and Purchasing Agent for Tata, Ltd.; Agent for Tata Iron and Steel Co.,. Ltd., Jamshedpur, India; Tata Hydro-Electric Power Supply Co., Ltd., Bombay; Andhra Valley Power Supply Co., Ltd., Bombay;. Indian Cement Co., Ltd., Bombay, etc.

1952 Obituary [1]

"HENRY MAURICE SURTEES TUCKWELL, who was born in 1872, received his education at Mason College, Birmingham, where he also served a two-year apprenticeship with Player Brothers, Ltd. After gaining experience as improver to Tangyes, Ltd., engineers, Birmingham, and Maudsley, Sons and Field, Ltd., London, he served for two years in the Royal Navy as assistant engineer. For the next five years he held a number of brief engagements, such as launch engineer to the Daimler Motor Company, Ltd., Coventry, assistant to Mr. W. J. Wood, consulting engineer and marine surveyor, Grimsby, and outside engineer to Bumsted and Chandler, Ltd., Hednesford, Staffordshire.

From 1902 to 1907 he filled consecutively the positions of assistant works manager and works manager to John. I. Thornycroft, Ltd., Chiswick. After acting in this capacity for Joshua Buckton and Company, Ltd., Leeds, for six years he became a director of Tata, Ltd., London, purchasing agents for the Tata Iron and Steel Company, Ltd., India, for which firm he was engaged as representative until his retirement from active affairs in 1936. Mr. Tuckwell, whose death occurred on 16th October 1951, was elected a Member of the Institution in 1914."

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