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George William Burley

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George William Burley (1885- ), Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Bombay and at Sheffield University

1911 Living at 17 Argyle Road, Ecclesall, Sheffield: George William Burley (age 26 born Sheffield), teacher of Engineering at University. with his wife Ella Elizabeth Burley (age 25 born Skelmanthorpe). 1911 Census

1922 Wh.Ex., A.M.I.Mech.E., Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, The University , St. George's Square, Sheffield. T. N.: Sheffield 470 5. b. 1885. Ed. at Sheffield Central Secondary School and Sheffield University College. Practical training under Sheffield Corporation Electric Supply Department. Research Student in Engineering in Sheffield University, 1906-1907. Professional Career Junior Assistant Engineer to Yorkshire Power Co., 1905-1906; Demonstrator in Engineering, Sheffield University, 1907-1911; Lecturer in Engineering, Sheffield University, 1911 to present date. Spent summer vacation of 1912 in Editorial Office of "Machinery," New York. Chief Works: Researches on Tool Steels, Cutting Tools, Files, Testing Machines, and Prime Movers. Publications: Books — "Lathes," "Testing of Machine Tools," and "Machine and Fitting Shop Practice" (2 volumes); Publishers—Scott, Greenwood and Son, London. Papers—" English and American Lathe Design," and "Cutting Power of Lathe Turning Tools." Articles—Many to various Engineering and Technical Journals of England and America. War Services.— Manager of Sheffield University Munition Workshops, 1914-1918; Technical Manager (in connection with manufacture of aero-engines ) of Guy Motors, Ltd., Wolverhampton, 1918.

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