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Nevile Gwyn Gwynne

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Nevile Gwyn Gwynne (1869-1951) of Gwynnes Pumps, Ltd

c.1869 Born in Marylebone, son of James Gwynne,

1903 Nevile had been manager of Gwynne and Co for several years before this date. [1]. The name of the company was changed to Gwynnes Ltd on amalgamation.

Nevile continued as managing director of Gwynnes and its successors Gwynnes Engineering Co and Gwynnes Pumps

1951 Obituary [2]

1952 Obituary [3]

"NEVILE GWYN GWYNNE, C.B.E., M.A., whose death occurred as the result of an accident on 9th July 1951 at the age of eighty-two, was for nearly forty years managing director of Gwynnes Pumps, Ltd., Hammersmith and Lincoln. He was educated at Lancing College and Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in engineering in 1890, proceeding to the degree of M.A. in due course. After a period of training in the business, founded by his grandfather in 1849, Mr. Gwynne was appointed manager in 1892. When his uncle, Mr. John Gwynne, died in 1912 he succeeded him as managing director. During the 1914-18 war he took a leading part in the introduction of Clerget rotary aero-engines and the manufacture of more than 4,000, for which service he was appointed a C.B.E. Mr. Gwynne had been a Member of the Institution since 1911 and was also a Member of the Institution of Naval Architects. He had served for many years on the Council of the British Engineers' Association, and was President in 1921 and 1922; and had also served on the Grand Council of the Federation of British Industries."

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