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Thomas Edge (d.1945)

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Thomas Edge (c1867-1944)

1946 Obituary [1]

THOMAS EDGE, whose death occurred on 3rd August 1944, at the age of seventy-seven, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1903. He received his education at the Bolton Technical School and after serving his apprenticeship from 1883 to 1888 in the drawing office of Messrs. Jackson and Brother, engineers, of Bolton, remained with that firm as draughtsman for a further three years.

He was then employed in a similar capacity with various engineering firms in the East Lancashire area until 1897, when he received an appointment as chief engineer to Messrs. Stott and Sons, mill architects and engineers, of Manchester. His next position was that of assistant in the Manchester Corporation electricity department, to the late Mr. C. Wordingham, whom he subsequently assisted in private practice.

In 1903 he joined the staff of the Admiralty as assistant electrical engineer. From 1915 to 1917 he was electrical engineer at Rosyth Dockyard; he then returned to the Admiralty, where he remained until his retirement in 1927.

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