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Samuel McIntyre Saunders

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Samuel McIntyre Saunders (c1884-1946)

1946 Obituary [1]

SAMUEL MCINTYRE SAUNDERS, B.Sc., was well known as a heating and ventilating engineer in the Manchester district, and had been identified with the firm of Messrs. Saunders and Taylor, Ltd., of Trafford Park, from his apprenticeship, which he served from 1901 to 1903, up to the time of his death, which occurred on 25th March 1946, at the age of sixty-two.

He was educated at Manchester University, where he graduated B.Sc. in 1906. He was then employed in the Buffalo Forge Company's drawing offices in Chicago and Buffalo, U.S.A., for about a year and for a brief period was engaged in the technical office of Messrs. Rud, Otto Meyer and Company, in Hamburg. From 1907 he was chief designer to Messrs. Saunders and Taylor, and was responsible for the design and supervision of the entire heating plant at Manchester University. He was elected chairman and made technical director of the company in 1920. These joint appointments he continued to hold for the remainder of his life.

During the war of 1914-18 Mr. Saunders saw considerable active service. Joining the Royal Naval Division in September 1914 he served in the ranks at Gallipoli. In the following year he transferred to the Royal Engineers, was granted a commission as second lieutenant, and served at Salonika. The remainder of his service was spent in France where he subsequently rose to the rank of captain.

He had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1913.

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