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John Daniel Love Bradwell

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John Daniel Love Bradwell (1878-1925)

1925 Obituary [1]

JOHN DANIEL LOVE BRADWELL was born on the 29th March, 1878, at Ashton, Lancashire, and died on the 19th August, 1925, at Solihull, near Birmingham.

He was educated at Malvern College and Lausanne, Switzerland, and afterwards studied engineering at King's College, London, from 1896 to 1899.

From there he went to Messrs. Ferranti, Ltd., as a pupil for two years, and stayed on with that firm for a further two years in their experimental department.

He then obtained, in 1903, an appointment with Messrs. Willans and Robinson, Ltd., at Rugby, and was in charge of the electrical department of their testing shop.

In November 1905 he left Rugby at the same time as Mr. E. A. Reynolds, who was also in the testing shop at Messrs. Willans and Robinson, and they commenced business at Birmingham in partnership, under the name of Reynolds and Bradwell, as electrical contractors specializing in factory equipment. He remained a partner in that firm until his death.

In 1918 he was elected to the Council of the Electrical Contractors' Association, but had to retire soon after owing to ill health, and subsequently was unable to take much active interest in business.

He joined the Institution in 1903 as an Associate and was elected a Member in 1913.

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