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Arthur Cecil Edwards

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Arthur Cecil Edwards (c1883-1947)

1948 Obituary [1]

"ARTHUR CECIL EDWARDS was associated with the firm of Messrs. Brampton Brothers, Ltd., precision chain manufacturers, of Birmingham, for thirty-six years. He was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham, and after serving his apprenticeship at Messrs. Brampton's works was transferred in 1904 to the firm's branch at Calais as office manager. In 1906 he took over the additional duties of works manager, and held these joint appointments until 1916 when he became general manager with a seat on the board of directors. On the conversion of the concern at Calais into a French company in 1921, under the style of "Etablissements Brampton", Mr. Edwards became managing director. He retired in 1939, but his services as consulting engineer were retained by the Renold and Coventry Chain Co, of Manchester. He had been a Member of the Institution since 1924, and was also the founder and first president of the French Chain Manufacturers' Association. For his services in this connection he was elected a citizen of the Town of Calais and made a Knight of the Legion of Honour. His death occurred on 24th July 1947 in his sixty-fourth year."

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