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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Stephen Wickham Bartlett Langton

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Stephen Wickham Barlett Langton (1884-1943)


1944 Obituary [1]

STEPHEN WICKHAM BARLETT LANGTON was born in 1884 and was educated at Westminster School and King's College, London, where he took a three years' course in engineering. After serving his apprenticeship with Messrs. John I. Thornycroft and Company, Ltd., of Chiswick, from 1905 to 1908, he continued in the service of that firm for twenty years. During that long period he gained experience in Russia and Siberia, where he was responsible for the installation and trials of motors; he was later employed in the drawing office, from 1910 to 1913, and rose to be first assistant draughtsman. During the following eleven years he acted as sales representative, becoming eventually chief technical assistant to the marine sales manager, to whom he was responsible for the design of coastal motor boats and the details of their engines during the war of 1914-18.

From 1924 to 1929 his duties included the supervision of the motor boat drawing office and the installation of machinery. In 1930 he accepted an appointment as works manager of the engineering department at Messrs. Hervey's Boatyard, Isleworth.

Two years later Mr. Langton went into private practice as a consultant, specializing as engineering inspector on behalf of hire purchase firms engaged in the private and commercial vehicle trade, and continued to act in that capacity up to the time of his death, which occurred on 18th October 1943.

He had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1912.


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