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Edward Alexander Stanley Swinson (1890-1944)
1945 Obituary 
EDWARD ALEXANDER STANLEY SWINSON, whose death occurred on 11th April 1944, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1928. He was born in 1890 and received his education at the Municipal College of Technology in Belfast and the Liverpool Technical Institute. After serving his apprenticeship at the Lagan Engineering Works, from 1906 to 1910, he remained with that firm for a further thirteen years, occupying successively the positions of journeyman, foreman, and finally manager.
For a time he acted as lecturer in mechanical engineering at the Belfast Municipal College of Technology. In 1924 he went into business on his own account and established the firm of Swinson's Engineering Works, Ltd., which he carried on until he disposed of it, on account of ill health, in 1937. He continued, however, to act as manager for the new company.
Two years later he joined Messrs. Short and Harland, Ltd., to whom, as methods engineer, he was responsible for the manufacture and ordering of all tools and equipment for some twelve factories. Latterly he had acted as plant utilization engineer. Mr. Swinson was the holder of various patents in connection with valves, crank assembly, and other apparatus.