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son of Thomas Wilson Ellison
1955 Obituary 
We have learned with regret that Mr. George Ellison, who was in his eighty-third year, has died at Rheinfelden, Switzerland.
George Ellison was educated at Manchester Grammar School. After serving an apprenticeship with the Oerlikon Engineering Company at Oerlikon, Switzerland, he completed a course of study at Winterthur University.
On returning to Europe in 1898 he set up in business in Paris on his own account, making and selling electric switchgear, with the help and encouragement of his father, Thomas Wilson Ellison, who had established his own machine tool business in Paris. The new switchgear business in Paris prospered and grew rapidly. Then in 1906 the business was transferred to Birmingham, where it quickly outgrew its accommodation, and in 1916 the original buildings of the present factory were built at Perry Barr.
In 1929 Mr. Ellison founded the associated company, Ellison Insulations Ltd., which later became Tufnol, Ltd., and in 1946 the foundry of Alfred Ellison, Ltd., was brought into the Ellison group of companies. Mr. Ellison took a keen interest in industrial welfare, and was a life governor of the University of Birmingham.