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Edward May Munro (c1863-1933), managing director of Brecknell, Munro and Rogers
1933 Obituary 
EDWARD MAY MUNRO was for many years managing director of Messrs. Brecknell, Munro and Rogers of Bristol, with whom he entered into partnership in 1896. In the early days of tramways, he gave much attention to overhead equipment, and among his inventions were the compensated lever attachment to the trolley standard and the swivel trolley head. Mr. Munro paid several visits to Russia and personally supervised the installation of this system on the St. Petersburg tramways.
In 1909 his firm established a London office, of which he was in charge until his retirement in 1913, when he took up consulting work. He was a pioneer in trackless tram design and construction.
Mr. Munro was born in Bristol and received his technical education at the Merchant Venturers' Technical College and the University College.
He was later employed as chief assistant to the late Mr. John Watts, M.I.Mech.E., and was engaged upon the design of mill plant.
Mr. Munro had been a Member of the Institution since 1897.
His death occurred on 3rd February 1933, in his seventy-first year.