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James Arlington Pickup

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James Arlington Pickup (c1885-1949)

1950 Obituary [1]

"JAMES ARLINGTON PICKUP, whose tragic death occurred as the result of an accident at his home in Northop, Flintshire, on 27th November 1949, at the age of sixty-four, was works manager to Messrs. John Summers and Sons, Ltd., Hawarden Bridge Steelworks, Shotton, and had been a valued member of the staff of that firm for forty-five years.

He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Meldrum, Ltd., Timperley, Cheshire, engineers, from 1900 to 1905. In the meantime he attended classes at the Manchester Municipal College of Technology where he obtained the apprentice engineers' diploma. He began his long connection with Messrs. John Summers and Sons in 1905 with the post of leading draughtsman at their Globe Iron Works, Stalybridge.

Three years later he became chief engineer, in which capacity he was responsible for the design and erection of rolling mills, in addition to overhauling the works and electrification of the plant. In September 1914 he enlisted in the Royal Naval Division and saw service in Gallipoli, being later invalided out of H.M. Forces. He returned to Messrs. John Summers in 1917 and resumed his duties as chief engineer. He then went to South America, and from 1925 to 1937 was engineer and works manager to the Anglo-Argentine Iron Co, an ancillary of Messrs. John Summers and Sons. Since then Mr. Pickup had been a departmental manager with the charge of the rolling mills at Shotton. During this time he went to India for a year on behalf of Messrs. Harrison and Crossfields, Ltd., to erect and supervise a galvanizing plant. He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1910."

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