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Harold Jackson Greenwood

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Harold Jackson Greenwood (1895-1944)

1945 Obituary [1]

HAROLD JACKSON GREENWOOD, who died on the 15th November, 1944, was born on the 6th August, 1895. He received his early education at Trinity School, Halifax, and his engineering education at Halifax Technical College and the Manchester College of Technology. In 1916, on completing two years' apprenticeship with the Lancashire Dynamo and Motor Co., he was engaged by that company as a test engineer. In 1919 he joined Bruce Peebles and Co. as Assistant Designer, and in 1923 he was appointed Chief A.C. Designer to Electromotors, Ltd. Upon the amalgamation of that company with Laurence, Scott and Co. he was transferred to Norwich to develop the design of alternating current machinery. In 1935 he returned to the Trafford Park Works of Lancashire Dynamo and Crypto, Ltd., where he occupied the position of Chief Designer until the time of his death.

He joined The Institution as an Associate Member in 1926 and was elected a Member in 1944.

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