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George W. H. Budd

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George W. H. Budd (1857- )

1922 Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., Mechanical Engineer, Lathe and Tool Maker, Glass Cutter and Cutler, 53, Haymarket, S.W.r. T. N.: Gerrard 6636. b. 1857; s. of George Calkin Budd and Amelia Holtzapffel. Trading as Holtzapffel and Co. Ed. Private tuition. Joined his uncle, the late John Jacob Holtzapffel, in 1874, and succeeded to the business on his death in 1898. Inventor of many mechanical contrivances, including the Rose Chuck for which he was awarded a Gold Medal at the Inventions Exhibition. Organised the Annual Exhibition of the Turners' Company of London since 1897. Has taken great interest in Technical Instruction for many years, is the Company's Inspector of mechanical drawing and also their representative on the City Committee of Reconstruction. Elected on the Hampstead Borough Council in 1906 and has since been three times Mayor of that Borough; Past Master of the Turners' Company. Chief Works: Mostly making Lathes and Apparatus. War Services.—Various work for the War Office, Admiralty and Royal Air Force and Red Cross Ambulance. Inventor of the Pretoria Wire Cutter, of which over roo,000 pairs were supplied to H.M. Forces.

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