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Arthur John Lucy

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Arthur John Lucy (c1865-1945) of the Castle Motor Co

1946 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR JOHN LUCY was a Member of the Institution for fifty-six years, having been elected in 1889. He had been associated with the manufacture, erection, and maintenance of sugar-factory machinery during most of his career. After completing a three years' apprenticeship at the Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows, Lancs., in 1883, he continued in the employment of that firm as junior draughtsman for a further two years.

In 1886 he proceeded to India to take up the appointment of superintendent engineer to Messrs. Turner, Morrison and Company's sugar works at Cossipore, Calcutta. After holding this position for six years he joined the Orient Shellac Company. Subsequently he was in business on his own account and became the proprietor of the Castle Motor Company, at Kidderminster, the works being constructed to his own designs.

On his return to this country from India in 1915, where he had renewed his association with Messrs. Turner, Morrison and Company for some two years, he entered upon his final appointment with Messrs. Turner and Company, of Liverpool, with whom he had had a brief connection as far back as 1884. He continued in their employment until his retirement in 1929. Mr. Lucy was an early enthusiast of motoring and the owner of one of the first cars in Worcestershire.

His death occurred at Malvern on 11th March 1945 at the age of eighty.

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