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Charles Atherton Atchley

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Charles Atherton Atchley (c1881-1966)

1903 Formed partnership with Frederick Carleton Anderson and G. Harland Bowden, electrical engineers in London, and at Manchester, Glasgow and South Wales, as G. Harland Bowden and Co

1910 The partnership was dissolved by mutual consent; G. Harland Bowden would continue the business in London; Anderson and Atchley would continue the business in partnership in Manchester and Glasgow as Harland Engineering Co[1]

1914 Patent for control of several electric motors, with Frederick Carleton Anderson[2]

of the Harland Engineering Co

1930 The 1914 patent had been assigned to Harland Engineering; application to extend it by 5 years

1966 Obituary[3]

"We regret to record that Mr. C. A. Atchley, O.B.E., honorary president and formerly managing director of The Harland Engineering Company Ltd., died in Reading on June 18. He was eight-five years of age. Mr. Atchley was one of three engineers who formed the partnership in 1903 from which The Harland Engineering Company developed. He received the O.B.E. for his work with the Ministry of Munitions in the First World War."

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette, 26 July 1910
  2. The London Gazette 16 May 1930
  3. The Engineer 1966 Jul-Dec