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William Sherwin Baskerville

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William Sherwin Baskerville (1876- )

1922 A.M.I.Mech.E., Mechanical Engineer, c/o The Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Co., Ltd., Ebbw Vale, Mon.; b. 1876. Ed. Manchester Technical School. Cunliffe and Croom, Ltd., Broughton Ironworks, Manchester. Works Manager, Cowans Limited, electrical engineers, Manchester, 1901-2; Assistant Works Manager, Werner, Pfleiderer and Perkins, Ltd., Peterboro' and London, 1902-5; Representative for South Wales, Mather and Platt, Ltd., Salford Ironworks and Park Works, Manchester, 1905-15. Now Organizing Engineer, Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Co., Ltd. Chief Works: Built and equipped the Peterboro' works for Werner, Pfleiderer and Perkins, Ltd.; equipped many collieries and works in South Wales with power plant of all descriptions, including several hundred pumping installations. Publications: " Process Recording at a Projectile Factory," published in the Ministry of Munitions' Journal, No. 18, of May, 1918. Member of the Monmouthshire Club. War Services.—Manager of the National Shell Factories at Ebbw Vale; and equipped and managed the Ebbw Vale Projectile Factory, manufacturing 8-inch high explosive shells of different types entirely by female labour.

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