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R. W. Harris

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R. W. Harris (c1907-1960) of Aircraft Steel Structures

1960 Obituary [1]

WE have learned, with regret, of the death of Mr. R. W. Harris, which occurred suddenly on January 13.

Mr. Harris, who was fifty-three, was a director and general manager of Aircraft Steel Structures, Ltd., Acton, a subsidiary of Simms Motor and Electronics Corporation, Ltd.

Mr. Harris was born in Coventry and educated at the Bablake School there and subsequently at Coventry Technical College.

He then served an apprenticeship with the M.L. Magneto Company, which was afterwards absorbed by Joseph Lucas and Co., Ltd.

In 1946 Mr. Harris joined Bryce Berger, Ltd., and was largely responsible for that company's development of fuel injection and starting equipment for diesel engines.

Mr. Harris Joined Aircraft Steel Structures Ltd., as director and general manager, in April, 1958, when that company was acquired by Simms Motor and Electronics Corporation, Ltd.

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