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John Charles Edwards

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John Charles Edwards (c1902-1945)

1946 Obituary [1]

JOHN CHARLES EDWARDS, B.A., whose untimely death occurred as the result of an accident, on 6th June 1945, within a week of completing his forty-third year, was educated at Marlborough and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where he graduated with honours in engineering in 1924. After completing a two years' apprenticeship with the Standard Telephones and Cables Company, Ltd., London, he continued in their employment for a further thirteen years, passing through several departments, including the power cable laboratory where he was engaged for six years. Subsequently he was made head of the costing department and more recently held the same position in the condensing department.

Since 1939 he had held the important position of chief engineer to the English Needle and Fishing Tackle Company, Ltd., of Studley, Warwickshire, a concern comprising eight factories with a personnel of 1,500. During his period of office he was responsible to the production manager for the control of methods, design of tools,, the prosecution of research and general development of the: engineering side of the business.

Mr. Edwards was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1943, and was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. He was joint author with Mr. W. A. Bennett of a paper presented in the year of election to membership, on "Inspection Efficiency".

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