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Clary Edgar Allen (1871-1951)

1952 Obituary [1]

It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of Mr. Clary Edgar Allen, which occurred at his home in New Romney on Monday, December 24th, barely nine months after his resignation as a director of the Machinery Publishing Company, Ltd., and editor of our contemporary, 'Machinery'.

It will be remembered that Mr. Allen had to retire owing to ill-health, although he continued to act as consulting editor up to the time of his death.

Mr. Allen was born at Nottingham on November 21, 1871, and after a private education he studied mechanical engineering at King's College, London, and electrical engineering at the Northampton Polytechnic Institute and Birkbeck College, London.

Following practical industrial experience in the works of Manning Wardle and Co., and Marshall, Sons and Co., Ltd., he began his career as a journalist as acting editor of Fielden's Magazine in 1898. When that journal later became 'The Engineering Review' he was appointed editor and director...............

....Mr. Allen, who was appointed to the board of directors of the Machinery Publishing Company in 1927, was an associate member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

Clary Alien, as he was familiarly known, with his many gifts, was essentially a simple man with an abundant measure of good fellowship, which made him both respected and liked by all who were fortunate enough to meet him. His death is a loss which will be felt by his wide circle of friends in the machine tool industry and technical journalism.

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