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W. J. Barlow

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W. J. Barlow ( -1955)


1955 Obituary [1]

We have learned with deep regret of the death of Mr. W. J. Barlow, which occurred at Brighton on April 8th.

For the whole of his working life he was in the service of George Reveirs, Ltd., the printers of THE ENGINEER.

Mr. Barlow - or "Bob," as he was generally known to us and to his colleagues joined our printers as a messenger in 1900, on the introduction of the late Mr. Vaughan Pendred, who was then the editor-in-chief of this journal. Soon afterwards, Mr. Barlow began an apprenticeship in the house of Reveirs, and thereafter worked in the composing room, principally on the make-up and preparation for press of the pages of THE ENGINEER.

In 1945, Mr. Barlow became overseer of the composing room, from which position he retired in October last. By then he bad completed no less than fifty-four years' continuous service with our printers. His loyalty to and valuable assistance in the regular production of this journal over so long a period are gratefully remembered by the proprietors and by the editorial and publishing staffs.



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