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Edward Garton

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Edward Garton (c1876-1931) sales manager of BTH and chairman of the British Ignition Association.

1931 Obituary[1]

"The Late Mr. E. Garton.—Mr. Edward Garton, whose death, we regret to have to record, took place at Leamington Spa on November 23, had been sales manager at the Coventry works of Messrs. The British Thomson-Houston Company, Limited, for the past 19 years. Mr. Garton was born in London 55 years ago, and was educated at Montrose College, Brixton Hill, and served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Seager Brothers, mechanical engineers, Dartford. He also studied electrical and mechanical engineering at King’s College. In 1897, Mr. Garton joined the staff of The British Thomson-Houston Company, but three years later entered the service of Messrs. General Electric Company, America, spending a year at their Schenectady works, and six months at their Lynn works. Returning to this country in 1902, he rejoined The British Thomson-Houston Company, taking up a position in the sales department of the company’s Rugby works; in 1912 he was appointed to the position he held at the time of his death. Mr. Garton was Chairman of the British Ignition Association, Limited."

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