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Easton Lewis Ogg

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Easton Lewis Ogg (1883-1949)

1950 Obituary [1]

"EASTON LEWIS OGG was chief engineer to Messrs. Hugh Stevenson and Sons, Ltd., of London and Manchester, cardboard-box manufacturers, for twenty-nine years, having held that appointment from 1920 until his death, which occurred on 25th June 1949.

He received his education at the Goldsmiths' Institute and at Finsbury Technical College. After serving a premium apprenticeship with the Thames Ironworks Company, Ltd., at Greenwich, from 1901 to 1904, he gained experience as erector to Messrs. Wilskemps, Ltd., and as junior draughtsman to Messrs. Masson Scott and Company, Ltd., from 1905 to 1907, both of which concerns were makers of water softeners, in London.

In 1907 he took up an appointment as manager for the Brockley Ironworks Company but two years later he became assistant to Messrs. H. Newton Knights and Company, in which capacity he was engaged upon the design and manufacture of hydraulic and other machinery for steelworks. He was subsequently made manager but relinquished this position in 1915 and entered the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, where he was in charge of one of the shops in the laboratory until 1920, when he began his long association with Messrs. Hugh Stevenson as chief engineer at their works in London.

Seven years later he transferred to the Manchester works of that firm. During his period of office Mr. Ogg was responsible for the organization of the engineering and maintenance side of all the company's factories in England and Scotland. He was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1903, and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1911, and to Membership in 1920."

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