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John Sanderson Royle

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John Sanderson Royle (1887-1936)

1937 Obituary [1]

JOHN SANDERSON ROYLE was managing director of Mono Containers, Ltd., with control of the engineering and commercial management of the firm's works at Park Royal and Feltham, where all kinds of paper cartons and containers were manufactured by specialized machinery. Mr. Royle was born at Elstree in 1887 and was educated at Harrow. He served his apprenticeship from 1907 to 1911 with Messrs. John H. Wilson and Company, Ltd., engineers, of Birkenhead, and was then appointed general manager to the [United Kingdom Metallic Packing Co|United Kingdom Metallic Packing Company, Ltd.]], of Liverpool. Three years later he joined Messrs. Linley and Company, of Bourne Works, Birmingham, as manager, and held this position until 1915 when he enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery. He was demobilized in 1919 and was appointed general technical manager of the Washington Chemical Company, Ltd., Durham, later known as Messrs. Turner and Newall. In the following year he joined Messrs. Duncan Fox and Company, Ltd., as chief technical manager in London, dealing with the export of mechanical and electrical plant to South America, also the technical inspection and tests of cotton and flour mills, agricultural machinery and marine engines. He went into business on his own account in 1926 and amalgamated in 1932 with Mono Containers, Ltd. His death occurred on 22nd June 1936.

He was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1909, and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1915, and to Membership in 1935.

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