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Robert James Roberts

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Robert James Roberts

1922 A.M.I.E.E., Electrical Engineer, 21, King's Avenue, Old Trafford, Manchester; s. of Thos. Roberts, C.E., of New Zealand. Training: Battersea Polytechnic, and apprenticed to W. G. Walker and Co., Westminster, 1902-5. Has filled various positions as draughtsman, designer, etc., with Bruce Peebles and Co., The British Electric Plant Co., Brown, Boveri and Cie (Switzerland), and The Lancashire Dynamo and Motor Co., where at present in charge of experimental and testing department. Awarded "Paris" Premium by Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1912. Vice-President of Manchester Branch Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen, 1917-9; and prominent in building up the Association's technical activities. Publications: Contributions to technical press upon mechanical design of electrical machinery.

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