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James Bradley (d.1942)

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James Bradley (c1885-1942)

1939 A.M.I.Mech.E. Research Engr., Metro-Vickers Elect. Co., Ltd., Manchester, 17.

1943 Obituary [1]

JAMES BRADLEY. M.SC., served a six years' apprenticeship in the works of Messrs. James Spencer and Sons, Ltd., Oldham, and received his technical education at the Oldham Municipal Technical School. In 1906 he gained a Whitworth Exhibition and commenced a three years' course of study at Manchester University, where he graduated B.Sc. with first-class honours in engineering in 1909, and obtained his M.Sc. degree in 1910. He remained for a further period of two years at the University, being engaged on research work for the Home Office in connection with humidity and ventilation in weaving sheds.

He then became manager of the sheet metal and heat insulation department of Messrs. William Kenyon and Sons, Ltd., of Dukinfield. In 1916 he was appointed chief draughtsman in the airship department of Messrs. Vickers, Ltd., Barrow-in-Furness. He returned to Manchester in 1921 as process engineer in the research department of the Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Company and held that position until his death, which occurred on 18th April 1942, in his fifty-seventh year.

Mr. Bradley was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1927.

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