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Alfred William Farnsworth (1875-1949) O.B.E., M.I.Mech.E. M.I.Struct.E.; M.Inst.Fuel, M.I. & S.I.
1875 Alfred William Farnsworth was born in Mansfield
1889-94 Attended Derby Technical college
1889-96 At works of Messrs Eastwood, Swingler and Co, Victoria and Railway Iron Works, Litchurch; final position was as assistant manager of the foundry department.
1896 Draughtsman South Eastern Railway
1896-7 Manager of Pneumatic Cycle Co of Birmingham
1897-9 Engineer and Chief Draughtsman of Phoenix Foundry Co Derby
1900 Works superintendent of Ashwell and Nesbit, of Leicester
1901 Began working independently, both in Britain and abroad, based in Derby
1901 Joined I Mech E as Associate
1903 Advanced to Member of I Mech E
1911 Consulting engineer, employer, widower, living in Sutton Coldfield with his daughter, Marjorie Severn Farnsworth 8, his mother, Mary Jane Farnsworth 59, his brother, Frank Smedley Farnsworth 34, a consulting marine engineer, and his sister-in-law, Sarah Mabel Farnsworth 25
1926 Acquired Henry J. Coles Ltd, maker of cranes.
Author of "Structural Steelwork"
1939 Consultant and Director of Companies.
1949 Alfred W Farnsworth died in Blandford