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Russell Hudson

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Russell Hudson (c1877-1942)

1943 Obituary [1]

RUSSELL HUDSON, M.B.E., was educated at the East London College of the University of London and served his apprenticeship with the India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Company, Silvertown, from 1894 to 1900. After brief periods as assistant engineer at the electricity works of the Wimbledon Corporation and as engineer in charge of a similar undertaking at Stepney, he returned to the works at Silvertown and entered the drawing office.

In 1904 he joined the staff of the Metropolitan Asylums Board in the capacity of assistant electrical engineer. He held this post from 1904 until 1915, when he became technical assistant and chief draughtsman to the Metropolitan Munitions Committee and after two years was made a departmental director in the Ministry of Munitions, with responsibility for the gauges section. In recognition of his services in that direction he was awarded the M.B.E. Mr. Hudson was appointed sales manager to the Newall Engineering Company in 1919, and a year later became manager of the electric motor section of Asea Electric, Ltd. His last position, which he had held since 1921, was that of general manager of Messrs. Chambon, Ltd., engineers, of London. Mr. Hudson had an extensive knowledge of gauges, jigs, and precision work, and a long experience in connection with printing and packeting machinery.

His death occurred in his sixty-fifth year on 2nd September 1942. He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1919.

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