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John Henry Sandiford

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John Henry Sandiford (c1884-1948)


1948 Obituary.[1]

JOHN HENRY SANDIFORD, who died on the 7th June, 1948, at the age of 64, received his early education at the Manchester School of Technology, and his practical training with the Manchester Corporation Electricity Department, which he left in 1906 to join Erskine, Heap and Co. In 1911 he joined Ferranti, Ltd., at Hollinwood, Lancs., where he stayed until 1918, when he went to Ferguson Pailin, Ltd. In 1923 he returned to Ferranti, Ltd., and stayed with them until 1926, when he went to the English Electric Co. In 1930 he joined the Simplex Electric Co., leaving them in 1937 to go to Johnson and Phillips as Senior Sales Engineer attached to their London Branch, and he remained with them until the time of his death.

In his younger days he took a great interest in sport, and was a good vocalist. He was also a keen freemason. He was very popular in the industry and will be greatly missed by a wide circle of friends. He is survived by his widow and two daughters.

He joined The Institution as an Associate Member in 1916 and was elected a Member in 1943.


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