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Samuel Whipp

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Samuel Whipp (c1876 - 1938) of Whipp and Bourne.

1938 obituary.[1]

Samuel Whipp, founder and vice-chairman of Messrs. Whipp and Bourne, died on the 15th May, 1938, at the age of 62. He was educated at Wesley College, Sheffield, and at the Rochdale Collegiate School, and attended evening classes at the Manchester Technical School.

From 1893 to 1898 he was an apprentice with Messrs. Woodhouse and Rawson, of Manchester, and with their successor, Mr. Bertram Thomas. At the conclusion of his apprenticeship he remained with the firm, first as a draughtsman and later as chief assistant to Mr. Thomas, until 1903, when he founded the business of Messrs. Whipp and Bourne, of Castleton, Manchester. In collaboration with his brother, Mr. Frank Whipp, he turned his attention to the design of switchgear for use on naval ships, a field in which he achieved out- standing success. At the time of his death he was vice-chairman of the company.

He was elected a Member of The Institution in 1918.

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