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Harry Joseph Lane

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Harry Joseph Lane (c1882-1944)

1945 Obituary [1]

HARRY JOSEPH LANE, NI.B.E., was associated with the firm of Messrs. J. J. Lane, Ltd., Phoenix Engine Works, London, from his apprenticeship, which he served from 1897 to 1902, up to the time of his death, which occurred in his sixty-second year on 8th March 1944.

During that long period, he was at an early age appointed assistant manager and placed in charge of the construction of steam plant. He had a specialized knowledge of steam-operated equipment for laundries and public institutions. Later he was made works manager and eventually, towards the end of his career, he joined the board of directors. Mr. Lane was the inventor of Lane's patent cam and valve gear for steam engines.

He was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1905 and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1910.

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