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Augustus Henry Murray Driver

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Augustus Henry Murray Driver (1842-1910)

1910 Probate. Augustus Henry Murray Driver of 22 Anderton Road, Sparkbrook, mechanical engineer, to Augustus William John Driver

1910 Obituary [1]


He was born on December 28, 1842, and served his apprenticeship at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich. He afterwards entered the service of the Thames Iron Works during the construction of the Great Eastern cable-ship, and subsequently was engaged at the works of Messrs. Boulton & Watts.

He entered the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield, about 1865, but left Enfield early in 1874 and went to Germany in the capacity of manager of the Gusstahl and Waffenfabrik, Witten a. d. Ruhr. He held that position until 1881, when he joined the National Arms and Ammunition Company, Sparkbrook, and on the liquidation of that company he went, in 1883, to Coventry to the Sparkbrook Manufacturing Company, which he left in 1885 to take up a position with the Birmingham Small Arms Company at Smallheath.

In 1892 he became President of the Birmingham Association of Mechanical Engineers. He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1904.

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