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Joseph Edward Norris

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Joseph Edward Norris ( - 1950)

1951 Obituary [1]

"JOSEPH EDWARD NORRIS, whose death occurred on 12th August 1950, was elected a Student of the Institution in 1925 and transferred to Graduate later in the same year and to Associate Membership in 1927. He was educated at the School of Engineering and Navigation, Poplar, and the Northampton Polytechnic. After a brief period of training with Messrs. Gratz, Ltd., motor engineers, and as an electrician to Messrs. T. Gunn, Ltd., London, he joined the staff of the British Oxygen Company, Ltd., in 1918, and began a connection which lasted for twenty-one years.

After acting as draughtsman until 1925, he was appointed head of the compressor department, in which capacity he was closely concerned with the design and development of oxygen plant and apparatus. In 1939 he took up his final appointment as technician at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, where he worked on oxygen apparatus for aircraft use."

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