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Albert Davidson

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Albert Davidson (c1869-1932) of Hattersley and Davidson.


1932 Obituary [1]

ALBERT DAVIDSON, C.B.E., established a prosperous business for himself in Sheffield in partnership with Mr. Hattersley at the early age of 20. He had already served an apprenticeship with Messrs. Tasker, Sons, and Company of Sheffield, and gained considerable academic success.

The partnership was dissolved in 1896 and Mr. Davidson remained the head of the firm of Hattersley and Davidson. He was associated, as secretary of the Electrical Traders' Association, with many of the leading industrial extensions in Sheffield, and frequently acted as arbitrator and assessor. He was also a managing director of several other companies.

During the War he was joint secretary of the Sheffield Munitions Committee, and subsequently a member of the Trench Warfare department of the Ministry of Munitions.

Mr. Davidson was 63 years of age at the time of his death, which occurred on 24th March 1932.

He had been a Member of the Institution since 1890, in which year he was elected a Graduate, and he was transferred to Associate Membership in 1894 and to Membership in 1896.



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  1. 1932 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries