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William George Haywood

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William George Haywood (1877-1948), Managing Director, Haywood Foundries

1948 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM GEORGE HAYWOOD. Mr. W. G. Haywood, Managing Director, Haywood Foundries Ltd., London, died on 22 March 1948, at the age of 71.

He was born in London in 1877. He became an electrical engineer and founder, and started in business on his own account as an electrical engineer under the name of W. G. Haywood and Co. in 1902.

He acquired a small foundry in 1906, and found it necessary in 1916 to establish this as a separate company under the title of Haywood Foundries Ltd., of which he was principal shareholder and managing director.

In 1921, Haywood's N.C.A. Metal Ltd. was formed, manufacturing a corrosion-resistant aluminium alloy introduced by Mr. Haywood. Until the time of his death, he took an active interest in the well-being of all these concerns.

He enjoyed reasonably good health until October 1946, when he underwent an eye operation for glaucoma. The operation was successful and he seemed to make steady progress, but unfortunately he was again taken ill in December 1947, and he died after an illness of eighteen weeks. Mr. Haywood became a member of the Institute of Metals in 1927. E. A. BAKER.

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