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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Alfred Henry Lythall

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Alfred Henry Lythall (1887-1931)


1931 Obituary [1]

ALFRED HENRY LYTHALL was born in Germany in 1887 and educated at Exeter and Uppingham.

After serving his apprenticeship with Messrs. Marshall and Sons of Gainsborough and obtaining further experience of tool- and jig-making at the works of Messrs. Frost and Wood of Smith's Falls, Ontario, Canada, he attended University College, London, for two years.

From 1910 to 1913 he worked in Germany and Italy, first in the field on the testing of agricultural machinery and later as works manager of his father's agricultural implement and machinery works in Neubrandenburg, Germany.

In 1913, with his father's help, he returned to England to become a partner in the firm of Messrs. E. P. Smith and Company of Wellington, Salop. He had sole charge of the lay-out and equipment of the works for the manufacture of corn drills, manure distributors, potato sorters, and agricultural implements.

During the War he served in France with the Artists Rifles.

He afterwards returned to Wellington, but the partnership was dissolved in 1921 and he became works manager for Messrs. H. S. Tett and Company of Faversham.

In 1924 he joined Messrs. H. Beare and Sons of Newton Abbot, and took a great interest in cider-making machinery, one of the firm's products.

He became an Associate Member of the Institution in 1922.

His death occurred on 26th July 1931.


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