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Humphrey Worthington Bosworth

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Humphrey Worthington Bosworth (c1883-1966)

1966 Obituary[1]

"We regret to record the death of Mr. H. W. Bosworth, a former chairman of the council of the British Electrical and Allied Manufacturers' Association. He was eighty-three.

Humphrey Worthington Bosworth was born at Spratton (Northants) and was educated at Worksop college, Leicester technical college and the Manchester School of Teehnology. In 1901 he began a college apprenticeship at Trafford Park with the Lancashire Dynamo and Motor Co (afterwards Lancashire Dynamo and Crypto). He later went on to the sales side and served in Glasgow and London. He became the company's London manager in 1916, was appointed to the board in 1924, was managing director from 1936 to 1950 and chairman from 1945 to 1955. He retired in 1957. Mr. Bosworth was largely responsible for the development of the Lancashire Dynamo Group (which is now part of Metal Industries). He was a member of the Council of the British Electrical and Allied Manufacturers' Association from 1942 to 1957 and chairman in 1949-50. He served on a number of war-time committees."

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  1. The Engineer 1966 Jul-Dec