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Philip Seymour Robinson

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Philip Seymour Robinson (1884-1951)

1952 Obituary [1]

"PHILIP SEYMOUR ROBINSON, who was born in 1884, was educated at Clifton College, where he took an engineering course. After serving an apprenticeship in the family firm of T. Robinson and Son, Ltd., Rochdale, woodworking and saw mill engineers, from 1902 to 1906, he was made assistant to the managing director and two years later joined the board. In 1915 he was granted a commission in the Royal Army Service Corps and served with the armoured cars in East Africa, the Lybian Desert and Palestine until his demobilization with the rank of captain in 1919. For the next four years he was engaged in agricultural engineering, but in 1924 he accepted an appointment as chief engineer to A. Ransom and Company, Ltd., Newark, woodworking engineers. Mr. Robinson's final position, which he held from 1927 until his retirement some twelve years later, was that of works manager to W. N. Nicholson and Sons, Ltd., agricultural engineers, also of Newark. He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1909 and transferred to Membership in 1943. His death occurred on 26th April 1951."

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