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Owen William Joseph Watson (1885-1960)
1885 March 17th. Born in Antwerp, Belgium, the son of Joseph William Rymer Watson, a diamond expert, and his wife Mary Orme
1922 A.M.I.Mech.E., M.I.A.E., F.R.S.A., Mech. Engr., c/o L.G.O.C., New Works, Chiswick, London; b. 1885. App. of 5 years with Cammell, Laird, Birkenhead. Attended lectures, etc., Liverpool University. Six and a half years with Aster Engineering Co., Wembley, Middlesex; specialized in internal combustion engines for all purposes, including commercial, marine, stationary, aeroplane and semi-Diesel engines; last 3 years as Works Manager in charge of technical side of the business including design of all engines, etc.; 6 years Chief Designer with W. H. Dorman and Co., Stafford. Designed 10 H.P. power unit for "Engines, Limited." Took part in development of "wave transmission," etc. Now Experimental and Research Engr. to L.G.O.C. War Services.—Designed engines, generating sets and co-operated in development of continuous current interrupter gear (under wave transmission patents) adopted by British Government for operating quick firing guns on aeroplanes, etc.
1924 April 23rd. Married at Croydon to Olive Rosa Everist the daughter of Charles Alfred John Everist, professor of music.
1960 June 10th. Died.