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Albert William Harrington (1916-1998) of Stanton Instruments
1916 Born in Edmonton
1930 Joined E. W. Mann, scientific instrument maker, 61 Farringdon Road, EC1, on a 4-year apprenticeship.
1934 Spent a few months living rough in the West Country; lifeguard at Torquay.
1934 Joined Degrave Short and Co, as trainee in Small Beams.
1939 Married Ena Bridges
1939 Albert W Harrington, a fine balances fitter, and Ena Harrington lived in Merton and Morden
WWII Heavily involved in defence work on the basis of his expertise in precision weighing.
Post-WWII Member of a BIOS team in Germany. Many links established in this time with research and science establishments which provided an important basis for the later Stanton Instruments company<ref>History of Stanton Instruments
1947 Member of a second BIOS team in Germany with H M Stanley.
1968 After Averys acquired the Stanton group, Harrington remained as managing director.
1971 resigned from the board of Stanton Instruments. Founded ITM Ltd at Colby Mews.
1998 Died in Bridport