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George Hally

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George Hally (1885-1975) M.I.Mech.E., M.I.Loco.E.

1885 Born in Partick, Glasgow

Educated at Uddingston Grammar School and the Royal Technical College, Glasgow.

1901-7 Apprenticed with Alley and McLellan

1904 was engaged in design of first Sentinel Steam Wagon

1907 Mech draughtsman with J. Taylor, Sons and Santo Crimpo

1909 Resident engineer on pumping plant with Lilleshall Co, Oakengates, to the order of J. Taylor, Sons and Santo Crimpo for Bombay Main Drainage.

1912 Resident engineer, Bombay Municipal Main Drainage Pumping Machinery, Woodside, Wellington, Salop, when he was elected Associate member of I Mech E[1]

Chief Engineer to the Sun Power Company, Ltd., of London and Cairo

Assistant Works Manager to W. H. Dorman and Co., Ltd., of Stafford

Engineering Manager to the Gloucester Aircraft Company, of Cheltenham

Works Manager, Edison and Swan, Ponders End, Middlesex;

Works Manager in other important engineering firms.

1923 Appointed Chief Mechanical Engineer to the Metropolitan Railway

1931 Also became Traffic Manager to the company.

1934 Member of the Institution of Locomotive Engineers

Operating Manager (Railways), London Passenger Transport Board

1939 General manager aero engine factory, lived in Solihull with Nancy M. Hally (b.1890), George A. F. Hally (b.1916)[2]

1941-48 Managing Director, Daimler Co., Ltd., Coventry; Managing Director, Lanchester Motor Co., Ltd., Coventry; Managing Director, Transport Vehicles (Daimler), Ltd.; Chairman. Associated Daimler Co., Ltd.; Director, Hooper and Co., Coachbuilders, Ltd., London; and Director, Barker and Co., Coachbuilders, Ltd.

By 1959 was retired

1975 died in Surrey[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Mechanical engineer records
  2. 1939 register
  3. BMD