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Walter John Cadman

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Walter John Cadman (1880-1925)

1926 Obituary [1]

WALTER JOHN CADMAN was born at Conchan, in the Isle of Man, on 15th February 1880, and received his early education at the Grammar School, Douglas, in that island, followed by some years spent at the Kendrick School, Reading.

Further training in engineering and technical matters was gained at the University Extension College in that town, and at the Acton and Chiswick Polytechnic.

Commencing in March 1896, he served a pupilage for some three years in the works of Mr. Edward Hayes, at Stony Stratford, and on leaving this in 1899, after various engagements as draughtsman, during which he gained much useful experience, he joined, in October 1903, the British American Machinery Co. as chief draughtsman and later on as works manager.

Here he remained for nearly five years, passing then into engagements with the Addressing Machine, Ltd., as chief draughtsman, and the Franking Machines, Ltd., London, as engineer. Amongst the special lines of engineering activity in which Mr. Cadman interested himself were the design and construction of cigarette-making and packing machinery, and automatic stamp delivery apparatus.

Later on, in 1915, he joined the Klaxon Co., becoming their Works Superintendent at Birmingham, and subsequently returning to London to act as Technical Expert at their London works.

In this post he remained until overcome by the long illness which culminated in his death on 25th July 1925.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1913.

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