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Joseph Lionel Daniels

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Joseph Lionel Daniels (1907-1958) of T. H. and J. Daniels

1968 Some years after his death, his wife, Dr Helen Daniels, was elected as chairman of the company[1]

1959 Obituary [2]

Joseph Lionel Daniels, M.Sc., who served as Chairman of the Western Branch in 1955 and 1956, was a member of the firm of T. H. and J. Daniels, Ltd., Lightpill Ironworks, Stroud, Glos., and succeeded his father as Managing Director in 1950.

He was born on 27th February 1907 and educated at Wycliffe College, Stonehouse, and Birmingham University. He served his apprenticeship with the Daimler Co., Coventry, on motor car and motor coach chassis construction.

In 1930 he joined T. H. and J. Daniels, Ltd., and was engaged on the design and development of hydraulic plant for the moulding of bakelite and other synthetic resins.

Mr. Daniels was elected a Student of the Institution in 1929; he transferred to Associate Member in 1935 and to Member in 1943. He served on the Committee of the Western Branch before becoming Chairman. In 1945 he was awarded the Starley Premium for a paper entitled `Moulding Plant for Plastics'.

His death occurred on 9th January 1958.

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