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Harry P. Budgen

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Harry P. Budgen Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc. (1st Class Honours), twice awarded Research Premium, M.Inst. C.E., M.I.Mech.E., M.I.Struct.E., F.R.S.A., M.Am.Soc.M.E., A.M.Am. Soc.C.E.

Premium pupil with Tangyes, Ltd., 1912-16;

R.N. College, Greenwich, as Lieutenant R.N.V.R. for special researches on the application of the gyroscope for Admiralty purposes, 1916-19.

On staff of Professor J. B. Henderson, D.Sc., LL.D., Universities of London, Birmingham and Sheffield, 1919-24.

On staff of Professor F. C. Lea, O.B.E., 1924.

Investigated problems and carried out researches on the "Fatigue of Metals" for three years, Metallurgy and Hydraulics for two years; Chief Designer, Horseley Bridge Eng. Co., Tipton, 1924-25.

Instructor-Lieutenant, R.N., 1925.

Agent i/c construction of new aerodrome for Air Ministry at Bicester and Heyford, Oxon.; widening G.W. Rly. between Olton and Widney Manor; reconstruction of North Seaton Viaduct; Northumberland, for L.N.E. Rly.

In collaboration with the Consulting Engrs., supervised the design of the operating machinery and elect. equipment for numerous important movable and other bridges (swing, single and double leaf, rolling lift, etc.), including Auckland Harbour, Weymouth, Poole, Boothferry, Kincardine-on-Forth, Lower Zambesi, Chiswick, etc.; special "creeper cranes" for Howrah (Calcutta); masts and mooring equipment for airships. Member of B.S.I., of International Assocn. for Bridge and Structural Eng. and of Committees appointed by Scientific Institutions.

1939 Chief Tech. Adviser, The Cleveland Bridge and Eng. Co., Ltd., Darlington Co. Durham. Private addresses: Southbourne, Birchfield Road, Birmingham, and Imperial Hotel, Darlington.

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