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Harold Gimson

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Harold Gimson (1881-1939)

1939 Obituary [1]

"HAROLD GIMSON was born at Leicester in 1881 and he was educated at Stoneygate School, Leicester, and at Oakham School. He served his apprenticeship in the works of Messrs. Gimson and Company (Leicester), Ltd., from 1898 to 1902, and he also spent six months during the year 1902 at the works of the Lancashire Dynamo and Motor Company, Ltd., on this company's test bed at Trafford Park, Manchester. He then joined the staff of Messrs. Gimson and Company as a draughtsman. In 1909 he was manager of the general engineering department and in 1911 he was appointed a director of the company, a post he held until his retirement in 1935. He was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1904 and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1909 and to Membership in 1916. He died on 12th January 1939."

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