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James Wilfred Cryer

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James Wilfred Cryer (1880-1926) of William Wadsworth and Sons

1927 Obituary [1]

JAMES WILFRED CRYER was associated throughout his engineering career with Messrs. William Wadsworth and Sons, lift and hoist makers, of Bolton.

He joined the firm in 1896 and for seven years acquired experience in the drawing office and as works assistant.

In 1903 he was appointed manager and he subsequently became managing director. He made several inventions for safeguarding and improving lifts and hoists.

He was a native of Farnworth, Bolton, where he was born in 1880, and was a man of some literary attainments.

He became a Graduate of the Institution in 1904, an Associate Member in 1906 and a Member in 1912.

His death occurred on 5th October 1926.

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