Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 135,515 pages of information and 217,104 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William Warner Judd

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

William Warner Judd (1861-1913)

1913 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM WARNER JUDD was born at Leicester on 11th February 1861.

He was educated at the Leicester Grammar School from 1874 to 1880, and also received private tuition in technical subjects.

In 1880 he was apprenticed to Messrs. J. Jessop and Son, London Steam Crane Works, Leicester, and passed through the various shops and the drawing office.

On the completion of his apprenticeship in 1885, he worked as a draughtsman in the firm's London office until 1887, when he was employed by Messrs. Death and Ellwood, Leicester, in a similar capacity.

Five years later he became manager to Messrs. J. S. Haswell and Co., of the same town, and in 1897 Messrs. A. Barron and Co., Leicester, appointed him their chief draughtsman.

After two years in this position, he went to Holland as works manager at the Alkmaar Iron foundry, where he also supervised the erection of their gas- and oil-engines.

In 1904 he was appointed by Messrs. Davey, Paxman and Co., of Colchester, as head of their gas- and oil-engine department, and this position he held until his death, which took place on 3rd November 1913, in his fifty-third year.

He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1911.

See Also


Sources of Information