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George Henry Stanfield

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George Henry Stanfield (1885-1947)

1949 Obituary [1]

"GEORGE JOHN STANFIELD was born in 1885 and received his education at Annan Academy, Dumfriesshire.

Between the years 1901 and 1906 he served an apprenticeship with the Cochran Company, Ltd., of Annan, and obtained further practical training at the Carlisle Corporation electricity works, where he was later employed as watch engineer. After acting in a similar capacity for the Fairfield Shipping Company, Ltd., of Glasgow, and as chief electrical engineer to the Egyptian Mail Steamship Co, of Marseilles, he received, in 1911, the appointment of general manager in the furnace department of Messrs. Charles Churchill and Company, Ltd., of Manchester.

After holding this position for twelve years he went to Chester as assistant general manager to the International Electrolytic Plant Co. The remainder of his life, from 1926, was spent in practice as a consultant on technical matters to various industrial and engineering firms in different parts of the country. Mr. Stanfield, whose death occurred on 8th November 1947, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1941."

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