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James Walter Harris

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James Walter Harris (c1868-1933) of Gloucester

Fielding and Platt

Universal Tube Co

Chesterfield Tube Co

1933 Obituary [1]

MANY engineers will hear with regret of the death of Mr. J. W. Harris, of Gloucester, on November 23rd.

Mr. Harris started his engineering career with Fielding and Platt, Ltd., and in 1902 joined the staff of what was then the Universal Tube Company, Ltd., Derby-road, Chesterfield, which undertaking was later acquired for the Chesterfield Tube Company, Ltd. Except for six months spent in America,

Mr. Harris remained at Chesterfield as chief engineer until 1928, when he was compelled to live in the South of England for health reasons.

1933 Obituary[2]

"The Late Mr. J. W. Harris.—It is with regret that we note the death of Mr. J. W. Harris at Gloucester, on November 23 last. Mr. Harris, who, until his retirement five years ago, was chief engineer of Messrs. The Chesterfield Tube Company, Limited, commenced his engineering career at the Gloucester Works of Messrs. Fielding and Platt, Limited. In 1902 he joined the staff of Messrs. The Universal Tube Company, Limited, Derby-road, Chesterfield, which undertaking was subsequently acquired by Messrs. The Chesterfield Tube Company, and eventually rose' to the rank of chief engineer of the firm. Unfortunately, Mr. Harris suffered from ill-health for a number of years, and, in 1928, was obliged to relinquish his position and go to live in the south of England, He nevertheless retained his interest in his old firm, and in several other companies with which he had dealings extending over many years."

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