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Joseph Worthington

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Joseph Worthington (c1891-1949)

1950 Obituary [1]

"JOSEPH WORTHINGTON spent the whole of his engineering career with Messrs. Walker Brothers (Wigan), engineers and ironfounders, including his apprenticeship, which he served from 1907 to 1913. In the meantime he obtained his theoretical training in mechanical engineering at the Wigan Technical College. After gaining a year's experience as junior draughtsman he enlisted on the outbreak of war in 1914, and served for four years in France, Belgium, and Germany. On demobilization he returned to Messrs. Walker Brothers, and successively occupied the positions of designer, chief designer, and finally chief technical adviser, an appointment he held from 1943 until his death, which occurred in November 1949, in his fifty-eighth year.

During his long association he rendered valuable services to the firm, more especially in connection with matters of design. Mr. Worthington had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1944."

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