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Harry Townend

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1964.

Harry Townend ( -1964) of the British Oxygen Co


1961 Bio Note [1]

Mr Harry Townend (Member), the Chairman of the Yorkshire Branch, served his apprenticeship with Haythorn Davy and Company. During this time he studied at Leeds University.

After serving in the 1914-18 war, he joined Allen Liversidge Ltd, now part of the British Oxygen Company.

In 1921 he was appointed Technical Representative for Yorkshire and Lancashire. Subsequently he became Technical Sales Superintendent for the North West, Assistant Sales Manager and finally Sales Manager for the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and N. Derbyshire area in 1946.

He retired in 1960. Since retirement he has continued to take an active interest in industrial affairs as Consultant to Flame Hardeners Ltd, and to the Messer Engineering Co. Ltd.

Mr Townend has been closely connected with the Institute of Welding for many years. He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1934 and transferred to Member in 1959. He has been a member of the Branch Committee for some years.


1964 Obituary [2]

Mr Harry Townend (Member), a former Chairman of the then Yorkshire Branch, died recently.

Mr Townend was apprenticed to Haythorn Davy and Company, studying for a time at Leeds University, and then served in the 1914-18 war.

When peace came, he made his career with the British Oxygen Company, finally becoming Sales Manager for the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and N. Derbyshire area in 1946. He retired in 1960 but continued to take an active interest in engineering affairs as Consultant to Flame Hardeners Ltd and to the Messer Engineering Co. Ltd.

Elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1934, he transferred to Member in 1959. Mr Townend was also closely connected with the Institute of Welding. He will be much missed by his many friends and colleagues in the Branch and in the Institution.


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