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Cyril Elliott

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Cyril Elliott (1888-1947)

1948 Obituary [1]

"CYRIL ELLIOTT, B.Sc., was born in 1888, and educated at the Victoria University, Manchester, where he graduated B.Sc. with honours in engineering in 1910. On the conclusion of a three years' pupilage under Mr. J. G. Robinson at the Gorton works of the Great Central Railway, he gained further experience as assistant to the district locomotive foreman at Sheffield. He obtained his first appointment in 1914 as chief engineer to Messrs. R. Graisser, Ltd., of Ruabon, N. Wales, and was employed on the erection of chemical plant and buildings. After holding this position for five years he was engaged in a similar capacity with Messrs. L. B. Holliday and Company, of Huddersfield, for a brief period. He then went into practice as a consulting engineer in Manchester, specializing in chemical plant and combustion engineering. In 1926 he received an appointment as assistant manager and engineer to the British Industries Fair at Birmingham. He was promoted to the post of general manager and engineer three years later and retained this position until 1939. Mr. Elliott, whose death occurred on 3rd May 1947, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1914. He was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers."

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