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Julius Edward Wedekind

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Julius Edward Wedekind (1866-1942)

1943 Obituary [1]

JULIUS EDWARD WEDEKIND received his technical education at the Royal Technical College, Westphalia, and after serving his apprenticeship with the General Steam Navigation Company at Deptford from 1886 to 1890, sailed in several of the company's ships, rising to be second engineer.

In 1894 he went into business on his own account and established the firm of Charles Peacock and Company, heating and electrical engineers. On relinquishing the business in 1904 he joined Edmundsons' Electricity Corporation, Ltd., but subsequently became charge engineer to several refrigerating companies, and from 1914 to 1918 was engaged first at the aeroplane works of the Graham White Aviation Company and, later, with Wycombe Aircraft, Ltd. His final position, which he had held for some fourteen years, was that of maintenance engineer and representative for Dynamo and Motor Repairs, Ltd., Wembley Park, London.

Mr. Wedekind was born in 1866, and was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1906. His death occurred on 29th December 1942.

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