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Tom Brian Bramley

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Tom Brian Bramley (1874-1947)

1916 Possibly general manager of Edward O'Brien

1947 Obituary [1]

"TOM BRYAN BRAMLEY was a member of the Institution for over forty years, having been elected in 1906. He was born in 1874 and after serving a six years' apprenticeship with Messrs. J. and R. Morley, hosiery manufacturers, of Nottingham, found his first employment as a journeyman to Messrs. G. R. Turner and Company, colliery engineers, Nottinghamshire, in 1894. He was then engaged as a fitter and subsequently as foreman with various motor and cycle firms in Coventry, including the Eagle Cycle Company, Ltd., for whom he was made works manager in 1899.

Three years later he became general manager of the Challenge Cycle Co, Coventry, and held this position until 1922, when he accepted an appointment as managing director of Messrs. Mills Fulford, Ltd., of the same city. After acting in this capacity for five years Mr. Bramley joined the firm of Messrs. Abingdon King Dick, Ltd., Birmingham, as general manager. He was appointed a director of the Company in 1945, and held this appointment until his death, which occurred on 5th January 1947."

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