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Samuel William Corns (c1878-1940)
1940 Obituary 
SAMUEL WILLIAM CORNS received his technical education at the Wolverhampton School of Art and at the Finsbury Technical College, and served his apprenticeship from 1894 to 1898 in the drawing office and estimating departments of Messrs. Davies Brothers and Company, Ltd., constructional engineers, at Crown Works, Wolverhampton. From 1898 to 1903, he was employed as draughtsman in various departments of the drawing office of the Electric Construction Company, Wolverhampton.
After a year with the British Thomson Houston Company, Ltd., Rugby, in the capacity of draughtsman, he went to the Metropolitan Railway where he remained until his death which occurred on 22nd February 1940, in his sixty-second year. His first appointment with the Metropolitan Railway was that of a draughtsman in the carriage and wagon department. In 1900 he became chief draughtsman in the electrical and mechanical department, and seven years later was made assistant electrical mechanical engineer, a position which he held until 1933. He was then appointed assistant electrical engineer, in charge of Neasden power station.
Mr. Corns had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1910 and was also a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.