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Thomas Carlyle Skinner

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Thomas Carlyle Skinner, M.I.M.E.

1882 Born in Hampstead, the son of William Banks Skinner, a Boot Manufacturer, and his wife Jane Lilly.

Educated at Leys School, Cambridge.

1898 Joined Farman Automobile Co., Long Acre

1901 Living at Sutton Dene, Great Clacton, Essex (age 19 born Hampstead), a Tanning Worker. Living with his parents William B. (age 53 born Rushden), a Leather Merchant and Employer and Isabella (age 42 born Scotland). Also his siblings Emily (age 27 born Irthlingborough), John K. (age 16 born Ealing), Margaret E. (age 14 born Ealing) and William B. R. (age 4 born Ealing). Three servants. [1]

1903-04 Associated with his brother, G. H. Skinner, in the invention and development of the S.U. carburetter

The carburetter was made and marketed by G. Wailes and Co., Euston Road, in which concern he became a partner;

1911 Living at 95 Wood Street, Barnet (age 29 born Hampstead), a General Engineer and Employer. With his wife Kathleen Violet (age 23 born East Barnet). Plus a servant. Married one year and no children. [2]

1912 the S.U. Carburetter company was formed. Thomas relinquished his partnership in Wailes and Co. to run the new company

1926 Company was sold to Mr. William Morris; Thomas became Managing Director of the new company until retirement, 1948

1936 Made a Director of Morris Motors, Ltd.

1958 Died in Solihull[3]

1959 Posthumous directory entry: Director of Morris Motors, Ltd., and S.U. Carburetter Co., Ltd. (retired).

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 Census
  2. 1911 Census
  3. national probate calendar