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William Trimmer

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William Trimmer (1875-1926)

1926 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM TRIMMER was born at Basingstoke in 1875, and was educated at Basingstoke Grammar School and afterwards at the Oxford University Extension College at Reading.

He served his apprenticeship at the North Hants Ironworks, Basingstoke, and in 1897 was appointed Assistant Works Manager at Messrs. Tasker and Sons, Andover.

In 1899 he became Chief Draughtsmen at the Uskside Ironworks, Newport; in 1906 was appointed Joint Manager; in 1908 General Manager, and in 1914 Managing Director. The firm designed and manufactured large winding engines for steam and electric operation, mine pumping machinery and briquette machinery for coal and ore. During the War Mr. Trimmer was Chairman of the Board of Management of the Uskside National Works, Newport.

He was also a member of the Management Board of the West of England Munitions Committee and was appointed Hon. Area Engineer by the War Council. During that period he devoted practically all his time to the interests of the Munitions Committee and was responsible for the lay-out and equipment of the National Steel Factory at Bristol.

Mr. Trimmer was Managing Director of Messrs. J. Lysaght, Ltd., Bristol, and a Director of Messrs. J. Sankey and Sons, Ltd., Bilston.

His death occurred on 18th September 1926.

Mr. Trimmer became a Member of this Institution in 1915, and was a Member of the South Wales Institute of Engineers.

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