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Frank Simpson (1899-1940)

1941 Obituary [1]

FRANK SIMPSON, whose death occurred on 18th June 1940, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1935. He was born in 1899 and after receiving his technical education at Eccles Municipal Institute and Salford Technical College, served his apprenticeship with the Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Company, Ltd., Manchester, from 1914 to 1918 and from 1920 to 1921.

He was an air mechanic in the Royal Flying Corps from 1918 to 1920, and later assisted in forming the first R.A.F. meteorological station in the Middle East, and was also instructor in aero-engines at Almaza. He remained with the Metropolitan-Vickers Company until 1927, during which time he was principally engaged on the mechanical design of surface condensers up to 40,000 sq. ft. surface, with auxiliary plant. After two years as senior draughtsman in the pump department of Messrs. Mather and Platt, Ltd., Manchester, he became a technical assistant in the engineering section of Messrs. J. and P. Coats, Ltd., Glasgow, for whom he was employed on the design of mill layouts and equipment, heating and ventilating installations, and inspection of home and foreign mills.

Mr. Simpson was also assistant lecturer in mathematics at Salford Technical College from 1922 until 1929.

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