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James Davies Pitt

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James Davies Pitt (1876-1925)

1924/25 Obituary [1]

James Davies Pitt was born in 1876, and received his technical education at the Birmingham School of Art and Birmingham Technical School. He was apprenticed with Tangyes, and on the completion of his apprenticeship remained with the firm as assistant engineer on oil engines.

He then became chief designer for Taylor and Challen, and from there went to Wolseley, with whom he remained for seventeen years as chief draughtsman. chief designer and chief engineer of the marine and aero engine department.

In 1920 he joined Edgar Allen and Co, the well-known Sheffield firm, as alloy steel representative, a position which he held up to the time of his death, which occurred on 11th March, 1925.

He was elected a Member of the Institution of Automobile Engineers in 1916.

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