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Edward Woodrowe Cowan

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Edward Woodrowe Cowan (1861- )

1922 M.Inst.C.E., M.I.E.E., F.R.E.S., Cons. Engr.; b. 1861; s. of the Rev. J. G. Cowan. Ed. Kensington Grammar Sch. Training: J. I. Thornycroft and Co., Chiswick. Articled to J. I. Thornycroft and Co.; Draughtsman in Sir William Armstrong Mitchell and Co.'s Works, Newcastle; Draughtsman, Doxford and Sons, Sunderland; Asst. Engr. to Arthur Rigg, 1887-90; Works Manager, Manchester Edison and Swan Co., 1890-98; Engr. to Altrincham Electric Supply, Ltd., 1896-98; Founder and Man. Dir., Cowans, Ltd., Salford, 1898-1909; Cons. Mech. and Elec. Engr., 1909 to present date; past Member of Council I.E.E., and of the Northern Soc.E.E.; Chairman of the Manchester Branch I.E.E., 1903. Papers communicated to Inst.C.E., I.E.E., and Northern Soc.E.E. Address: 121, Victoria Street, Westminster, S.W.I.

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