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Jules Szekacs

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Jules Szekacs (1873- )

1922 A.M.I.E.E., Electrical and Aeronautical Engineer, 11, Verdon Avenue, Hamble, Hants; b. 1873; s. of the late Monsieur Jules Szekacs of Le Havre, France; m. 1894, Betty North. Ed. Eastbourne and Firth College (the present University ), Sheffield. Engineering training received at the works of Crompton and Co., Ltd., Chelmsford, and at Sheffield with T. Scott Anderson, M.Inst. C.E. Remained with T. Scott Anderson as Chief Assistant Engineer till 1899. From '90o-7—Managing partner of Spenser and Co., then incorporated with Spensers, Ltd., Engineers, London and Edinburgh; continued in this Company as General Manager and Director till 1916. Since 1916 on the Technical Staff of A. V. Roe and Co., Ltd., Aeronautical Engineers, Manchester, Hamble and London. War Services.—Manufacture of shell parts, etc., on behalf of Spensers, Ltd.; electrolytic research and manufacturing work, Sherard Cowper Coles, M.I.E.E.; aeroplane construction, A. V. Roe and Co., Ltd. Passed for military service but not called up owing to nature of occupation.

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