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Walter William Crosweller

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Walter William Crosweller (1888-1950)

1951 Obituary [1]

"WALTER WILLIAM CROSWELLER was born in 1888, and was educated at the East London Technical College, where he held a scholarship from the Drapers Co. On the conclusion of a two years' apprenticeship with Messrs. Yarrow and Company, Ltd., engineers and shipbuilders, London, in 1906, he was employed as junior draughtsman by Messrs. Erith's Engineering Company, Ltd., for the next four years. In 1911 he was appointed engineer and manager of the Northern area for Messrs. Sanders, Rehders and Company, Ltd., of London and Manchester. After holding this appointment for ten years he went into business on his own account in London, and afterwards in Cheltenham and established the firm of Messrs. Walker, Crosweller and Company, Ltd., engineers' merchants and importers. In 1937 the firm began the manufacture of valves and more recently it was concerned with making aircraft components. Mr. Crosweller, who was a life member of the Institution, was elected an Associate Member in 1919 and was transferred to Membership in 1926. His death occurred on 23rd January in his sixty-second year."

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