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Arthur Ernest Malpas

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Arthur Ernest Malpas (1871-1930)

1930 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR ERNEST MALPAS had been chief engineer for the United Alkali Company of Widnes for six years when he retired in 1925.

He was apprenticed to marine engineering at Malta and Portsmouth Dockyards from 1885 to 1891 and attended special courses at Owens College, Manchester, the Royal College of Science and the Central Technical College from 1891 to 1894.

After three years' experience as an estimator at Messrs. Willans and Robinson's, he was appointed manager and chief engineer for Messrs. Calvert and Company, of Manchester.

In 1899 he became engineer for Messrs. Guinness and two years later first joined the United Alkali Company.

He left the latter firm in 1903, however, and was for seven years engaged on large power plants in Spain.

From 1910 until the following year he was manager of the Ammonia Soda Company at Plumbley, Cheshire, and then went to Odde, Norway, for three years to act as engineer for a firm engaged in the fixation of nitrogen.

In 1915 he rejoined the Ammonia Soda Company in his former capacity, and in the following year rejoined the United Alkali Company.

Mr. Malpas gained a Whitworth Scholarship in 1893.

He was born in 1871 and died on 1st October 1930.

He became an Associate Member of the Institution in 1907 and was transferred to Membership in 1913.

He was also a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

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