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Percy Stuart Johnson

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Percy Stuart Johnson (1881-1951)


1952 Obituary [1]

"PERCY STUART JOHNSON was born in 1881 and educated at the Grammar School and technical institutes in Dudley. His apprenticeship was served at the Langley Engineering Works of Hughes Johnson and Company, Ltd., Birmingham, from 1896 to 1899, and with Thornewill and Warham, Burton-on-Trent, from 1900 to 1902. After three years of experience as draughtsman and assistant to Muntz Metal Company, Ltd., Birmingham, he secured an appointment in 1906 as assistant works engineer to William Hunt and Sons, Brades Steel Works, Birmingham, and subsequently was promoted to the post of works engineer.

After thirty-one years' service with the firm he was obliged to retire in 1917 because of ill health. He was the inventor of an automatic machine for making shovels and a dual controlled oil-burner Mr. Johnson had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1906. His death occurred at Budleigh Salterton, South Devon, on 27th January 1951."


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