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Byron George Clark
c.1865 estimated date of birth.
1910 Appointed European Director of The United Shoe Machinery Company, a significant U.S. company. Clark's terms of reference were to "Buy or Bust everybody in the shoe machinery business in Europe". Byron accomplished this mission and retired to London in 1920.
1911 Living in Hampstead, London, with his son and daughter; director of a foriegn company in small metal goods .
1921 Living at Fitzjohns Mansions, Netherhall Gardens, Hampstead. Also during the summer lived at Sulhamstead, Theale, near Reading, and commuted to London. During these journeys, he made friends with Mr Watsham (who owned an electrical contracting business in Covent Garden, London) and Mr McCullum (who worked for Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co).
1922 Norman De Maid Watsham and A. H. S. MacCallum founded British Radiophone Ltd; Byron Clark seems to have had some connection with this company. Watshams won an order from Marconi for 2 types of crystal set and a valve receiver; the order for crystal sets was sub-contracted to Plessey Co; it is unclear to what extent British Radiophone Ltd was involved in this order.
1923 Helped raise funds for Plessey's move to new premises at Ilford.
1925 Chairman of Plessey Co
1925 13th March, British Radiophone Ltd was placed into voluntary liquidation.
1927 Handed over chairmanship of Plessey to Henry Morgan
1946 Died, aged 83, at Birchfield, Middle Green, Langley, Bucks.