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Joseph Pearson Postlethwaite

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Joseph Pearson Postlethwaite M.C., M.I.Mech.E.

1892 Born in Barrow in Furness[1]

Apprenticed with Vickers, Sons and Maxim, Ltd.

1911 Joseph Pearson Postlethwaite 52, lived in Barrow, with Elizabeth Postlethwaite 52, Joseph Pearson Postlethwaite 18, apprentice mechanical engineer's fitter, Eric Lionel Postlethwaite 16[2]

WWI Served with the Royal Artillery

Assistant Chief Engineer., Marine Diesel Dept., William Beardmore and Co, Ltd.

1926 Patents with Crankless Engines Ltd

Works Manager, Low Temperature Carbonisation Ltd.

1939 Chief Engineer. and General Manager, Low Temperature Carbonisation, Ltd.

1955 Died in Chesterfield[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. BDM
  2. 1911 census
  3. National Probate Calendar