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John Victor Levett

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John Victor Levett (1887-1951)

1953 Obituary [1]

JOHN VICTOR LEVETT had considerable experience as an electrical engineer and, for twenty-one years - until his retirement in 1946 - was chief electrical engineer to Thomas Broadbent and Sons, Ltd., Central Ironworks, Huddersfield.

He was born in 1887 and received his technical education at Bridlington Engineering College and Huddersfield Technical College. He served an apprenticeship between 1902 and 1911 at Bridlington Engineering College and with Messrs. T. Broadbent, after which he was in practice as a consulting mechanical engineer in Bridlington, installing, amongst other things, country house lighting and pumping plant.

During the 1914-18 war he was attached to the Aeronautical Inspection Directorate as a deputy assistant.

Before taking up his final appointment with Broadbent and Sons, Ltd., in 1924 he was engaged as plant engineer to A. P. Cars, Ltd., and as works manager to the Webber Engines Company, Guildford.

Mr. Levert had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1920 and was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

His death occurred on 31st December 1951.

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