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George Badger

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George Badger (1884-1939)

1939 Obituary [1]

"GEORGE BADGER, whose death occurred on 27th February 1939, had been engineer in charge of the crushing machinery department of Messrs. Hadfields, Ltd., at East Hecla Works, Sheffield, since 1932.

He was born in Sheffield in 1884, and was educated at the Central Secondary School. From 1899 until 1904 he was an apprentice at Messrs. Charles Cammell and Company, Ltd., and during this period attended the evening classes at Sheffield University in the Department of Applied Science, continuing to do so until 1910. His first appointment after serving his apprenticeship was draughtsman with Messrs. Newton, Chambers and Company, Ltd., Sheffield, where he stayed from 1904 until 1906. In the latter year he joined Messrs. W. S. Laycock, Ltd., Millhouses, as draughtsman for various classes of railway work. In 1910 he joined Messrs. Hadfields, Ltd. He originally dealt with the railway track and layout side, but from 1917 onwards, on his return from war service, he was concerned with stone and quarry machinery. He was appointed technical representative from 1925 to 1932, and during this period travelled widely at home and abroad and became very well known in quarry machinery circles. His appointment as engineer in charge was made in 1932, and he was responsible for the design, production, and subsequent performance of the crushing machinery which forms one of the principal products of Messrs. Hadfields. Just before his death he had contributed to the PROCEEDINGS, jointly with Mr. W. T. W. Miller, M.I.Mech.E., a paper for written discussion entitled "Roller Crushers". Mr. Badger was elected a Member of the Institution in 1935, and he took an active part in the affairs of the Institute of Quarrying."

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