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Reginald Arthur Smith (? - 16 October 1930) of Dorman and Smith.
Reginald Arthur Smith, director and chairman of Dorman and Smith, Ltd., Salford, died at Windermere on the 16th October, 1930, after a short illness.
After an engineering apprenticeship at the Horwich locomotive works he joined the staff of Messrs. Siemens at Woolwich, and about 50 years ago was associated with the late Mr. J. S. Raworth in Manchester. Subsequently, in partnership with the late Mr. C. M. Dorman, he founded the firm of Dorman and Smith. He was a painstaking and thorough engineer, and most of the firm's early productions were evolved under his care and influence. He retained until his death an active interest in the work of the company, and made frequent visits to the factory at Salford in the exercise of his duties as governing director and chairman.
He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1900, being transferred from membership of the Northern Society of Electrical Engineers.