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Joseph Ernst Fletcher

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Expert in casting of steel

c.1867 Born

1881 Apprenticed at the Savile Street Foundry and Engineering Co, Sheffield

1887 Student at the Normal Science School, South Kensington

1888 Started working for Thomas Firth and Sons as draughtsman

1892 Proposal for membership of I Mech E; working for Firths; teaching engineering subjects in evening classes at Sheffield Central School and School of Arts[1]

1894 Joined Cammell, Laird and Co as assistant steel works manager

1905 Appointed chief engineer to N. Hingley and Sons

1906 Works manager, N. Hingley and Sons, Netherton and Old Hill Iron Works, Dudley[2]

1939 Died

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Sources of Information

  1. Mechanical Engineer Records
  2. Mechanical Engineer Records