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Sydney James Waters

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Sydney James Waters (1884- ), aircraft designer

1884 Born in Pluckley, Kent, the son of James H. Waters, a Laundry Proprietor, and his wife Diana

1900-04 Apprentice at Masson and Scott and Bryan Donkin and Clench

1905 Assistant Draughtsman at Sir Hiram Maxim Electrical and Engineering Co

1906 Engineering Assistant at Isler and Co

1906-07 Draughtsman at D. Napier and Son

1907-08 Chief Draughtsman at J. Tylor and Sons

1909 Draughtsman and Testing at J. Thornycroft

1910 Married in Wimbledon to Edith Davey

1910 Designer at Wolseley Tool and Motor Co

1911 Draughtsman at Daimler Motor Co

1911 Living at 38 Naseby Road, Saltley, Birmingham: Sydney James Waters (age 26 born Pluckley, Kent), Engineering Draughtsman. With his wife Edith Waters (age 25 born Wimbledon).[1]

1912-17 Designer and Engineer at the F.E.4 for the Royal Aircraft Factory

1914 Patent 8842 for an aeroplane having twin fuselages attached to a common set of wings granted to S. J. Waters and S. W. Hiscocks of the Royal Aircraft Factory.

1915 Listed of the RFC and Hampshire Aircraft Parks. 2nd Lieut Sydney James Waters.[2]

1917-22 Technical Officer at the Air Ministry

1920 Listed of the RAF. Capt. Sydney James Waters.[3]

1923-25 Chief Draughtsman at Hawker

1926-28 Assistant Chief Designer at Gloster Aircraft Co

1928 Patent. Gloster Aircraft Co and S. J. Waters. Driving gear for aeroplane Propellers.[4]

1929 Moved to Canada and was a Technical Engineer with De Havilland

1930 Michigan Passenger List. Listed as an Aircraft Designer, age 44, born Puckley, Kent. With wife Edith and two daughters.

1930 Engineer at Dawn Motors

1932-39 Draughtsman at Douglas Aircraft Co

1939-42 Research project Engineer at Northrop

1942 Three months at the Bureau of Aeronautics, Washington

1942 Willys-Overland Motors

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