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Arthur Arnold

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Arthur Arnold (c1892-1961)


1961 Obituary[1]

"IT is with sincere regret that we have to record the sudden death on April 6 of Mr. Arthur Arnold, A.M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.E.E., M.I.Plant.E., F.lnst.F., the editor of Power and Works Engineering. Mr. Arnold, who was sixty-nine, was born at Lymington, Rants, and educated at Southampton Grammar School. He became an articled pupil first at Siemens Brothers Dynamo Works, Southampton, and then at Weymouth Corporation Electricity Works. Subsequently, he held posts as charge engineer with Weymouth Corporation, Watford Electricity Works, North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Co, Walthamstow U.D.C., County of London Electric Supply Co, Luton Corporation, and Yorkshire Electric Power Co.

He also worked for a time in the turbine shops of Richardson Westgarth and Co., Ltd., at West Hartlepool. During the 1914-18 war he held a temporary commission a Engineer Lieutenant on board H.M.S. "Valiant," returning thereafter to the Yorkshire Electric Power Co for a short time before taking up his appointment in 1919 a assitant editor of The Power User which later became Power and Works Engineering.

Shortly after joining the journal he became it editor. Mr. Arnold was not only gifted with a ready mind and a ready pen, but his genial personality was such that in his forty-two years as editor he made innumerable friends in industry and amongst his colleagues in technical journalism. He will be missed and long remembered by the many who held him in high esteem."


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1961 Jan-Jun