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Sydney Smith Marner

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Sydney Smith Marner (1883-1922) of the Albion Motor Co

1883 Born in 193 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey the son of George William Marner, Brass Founder, and his wife Jane

1909 Married in Twickenham to Ethel Kate Davies

1921/22 Obituary [1]

Sydney Smith Marner was born in 1883 and obtained his technical education at the Borough Polytechnic.

He served five years' apprenticeship in pattern-making and brassfounding, and subsequently spent three years in learning automobile engineering with Scott, Stirling & Co., Ltd., Twickenham.

He then occupied various positions in general engineering, and was eventually appointed salesman to the London Depot of the Albion Motor Car Co., Ltd., a post which he occupied for twelve years.

Although for the last five years of his life he was an invalid, he retained his interest in engineering and recently invented a reversible propeller for marine sets.

He died on March 26th, 1922.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1913.

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