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Arthur Marshall Arter

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Arthur Marshall Arter (c1877-1933) of Marshall Arter and Co

1901 Living at 60 Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Andrew Arter (age 61 born Marylebone), Living on own means. With his two sons Arthur M. Arter (age 24 born Brompton), Mechanical Engineer, and Erland Arter (age 15 born Hammersmith). Two servants.[1]

1922 Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., M.I.A.E., V.-Pres. S.E., Cons. on Automobile and Aeronautical Engine designs; in charge of the design and manufacture of aero engines. s. of Andrew Arter. Ed. St. Paul's Sch. Training: Central Tech. Coll. and also by private coach. Apprenticed to John I. Thorneycroft and Co., and stayed on two years; Engr. to the Long Acre Motor Car Co.; started business, as general engrs., as Marshall Arter & Co., 1904; designed and manufactured the Marshall-Arter light car; formed a Co. called Marshall-Arter, Ltd., 1913, for building light cars, and obtained Gold Medals for these cars in 1913-14; assisted in the design of an aeronautical engine, 1915; Works Manager to the British Ensign Co., Ltd., 1916; designed new type of aeronautical engines and superintended their manufacture 1917 and onwards. Read the following Papers: "Indicating High-Speed steam Engines," before students Inst.C.E. (awarded the Miller Prize); "Ball Bearings" before the Soc. of Engrs.; "Nomography," joint-author, before the Inst. Auto. Engrs. Address: 15, Cecil Court, S.W.

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  1. 1901 Census