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Arthur Edward Mascall

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Arthur Edward Mascall (? -1947)

1948 Obituary [1]

"ARTHUR EDWARD MASCALL, Wh.Ex., whose death occurred on 23rd March 1947, had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1902.

He began his apprenticeship in 1891 in the carriage department of the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, and concurrently attended Woolwich Polytechnic and the Birkbeck Institute, winning a Whitworth Exhibition in 1894. On the termination of his practical training a year later, he found employment as a draughtsman in the Sheffield and London ordnance departments of Messrs. Vickers, Sons and Maxim for the next five years.

He then became chief draughtsman and ordnance designer to Messrs. William Beardmore and Company, Ltd., of Glasgow. This position he retained until 1906, when he began a connection lasting for twenty-six years with Messrs. John Brown and Company, Ltd., at Sheffield, where he was in charge of the forge and machine shops, and on occasion took over the duties of works manager. From 1933 until his retirement Mr. Mascall had held the important position of general manager for Messrs. William Beardmore and Company, with control of about 5,000 employees."

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