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Edward Graham Lowes

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Edward Graham Lowes (1908-1948)

1950 Obituary [1]

"EDWARD GRAHAM LOWES, whose untimely death occurred as the result of a motor accident on 24th November 1948, was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1944.

He was born in 1908, and received his theoretical instruction in mechanical engineering at the Rutherford Technical College, Newcastle upon Tyne, and his practical training at the Neptune Engine Works of Messrs. Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson, Ltd., Walker-on-Tyne, shipbuilders, from 1924 to 1929, in whose employment he continued as junior draughtsman for a further five months.

During the next five years he held a variety of brief appointments, including those of mechanical draughtsman in the Admiralty drawing office, and assistant on the design of high-speed Diesel engines for Messrs. Ruston and Hornsby, Ltd., of Lincoln, and Messrs. R. A. Lister, of Dursley. In 1934 he joined the International Combustion Company, Ltd., at Derby, for whom he was first engaged as draughtsman and later as operating combustion engineer.

He resigned the latter position in 1945 on account of ill health, but in August of that year he became combustion engineer to the Ivor Power Specialty Co, of King's Langley, Hens, and in September he was also appointed sales manager to the Industrial Equipment Company, Ltd., of Glasgow. At the time of his death he was managing director of Messrs. David Keay and Leslie, Ltd., Dundee, heating engineers, a position he had held for one year."

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