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John Tyson Newby

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John Tyson Newby (1906-1949)


1950 Obituary [1]

"JOHN TYSON NEWBY was born in 1906, and served his apprenticeship with the London, Midland and Scottish Railway at Barrow-in-Furness, from 1922 to 1927. In the meanwhile he received his technical training at the Barrow Technical School, where he won a scholarship given by the railway company, which enabled him to continue his studies at Liverpool University. After two years' further service, during which he was employed for a period on the permanent-way survey, he entered the marine engine drawing office of Messrs. Vickers-Armstrongs, Ltd., at Barrow, where he remained for five years.

He then joined the staff of the Bristol Aeroplane Company, Ltd., for whom he was engaged on the design and installation of equipment for testing experimental aero-engines. In 1936 he received an appointment as chief draughtsman to the United Glass Bottle Manufacturers, Ltd., at St. Helens, and he held that position until the close of his active career. Mr. Newby, whose death occurred on 31st March 1949, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1939."


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