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Thomas Carlyle Skinner

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Thomas Carlyle Skinner, M.I.M.E.

Born in Hampstead.

Educacted at Leys School, Cambridge.

1898 Joined Farman Automobile Co., Long Acre

1903-04 Associated with his brother, G. H. Skinner, in the invention and development of the S.U. carburetter

The carburetter was made and marketed by G. Wailes and Co., Euston Road, in which concern he became a partner;

1912 the S.U. Carburetter company was formed. Thomas relinquished his partnership in Wailes and Co. to run the new company

1926 Company was sold to Mr. William Morris; Thomas became Managing Director of the new company until retirement, 1948

1936 Made a Director of Morris Motors, Ltd.

1959 Director of Morris Motors, Ltd., and S.U. Carburetter Co., Ltd. (retired).

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