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Stanley George Dixon

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Stanley George Dixon (1888-1946)

1946 Obituary [1]

STANLEY GEORGE DIXON was born in 1888 and received his education at Rutherford Technical College, Newcastle upon Tyne. He served his apprenticeship with the West Stanley Colliery Company, Ltd., and at the Blaydon collieries of Messrs. Priestman, Ltd., from 1902 to 1909, continuing in the employment of the latter company as leading mechanic and engineer assistant for a further six years.

After two years as chargeman and draughtsman at the Elswick Ordnance Works of Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Company, Ltd., he entered the firm's Scotswood Works, and from 1920 to 1929 was engaged as draughtsman and personal assistant to the manager of the gas and oil engine department. His services were then transferred to the sales department where he remained as assistant manager, and latterly as manager, until 1937, when he joined Messrs. James Armstrong and Company, Ltd., makers of laundry equipment, Westminster, as their sales representative, subsequently becoming works manager, in which capacity he continued up to the time of his death, which occurred on 26th March 1946.

Mr. Dixon was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1934.

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