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Arthur Snipe

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c.1925 Born

c.1939 Entered the coal mining industry

1943 Trained in automated machinery imported from USA but it was not suitable for British conditions

1945 Worked for other companies on general mechanical and electrical engineering

1947 Returned to the coal industry, where automated technology from Europe was being introduced

1957 Went to work for a supplier of mining machinery

1960 Set up Mining Supplies, a business to make machinery for coal mining, especially cutting discs, picks and other ancillary equipment used with the Anderton Shearer Loader, based on his 20+ years experience in the mining industry[1]

1965 The company supplied a large proportion of the ancillary equipment used by Anderton Loaders operated by the National Coal Board.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Mar 19, 1965