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Arthur Erskine

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Arthur Erskine of Erskine, Heap and Co (formerly was known as August Eckstein)

1939 Obituary.[1]

Arthur Erskine died on the 11th January, 1939, at West Didsbury, Manchester, in his 70th year.

He joined the General Electric Co. in 1886 as engineer and manager of the company's Peel Works at Salford. Later he was appointed director and works manager of the company's works at Manchester. He resigned in 1905 and entered into partnership with Mr. A. C. Heap to manufacture switchgear and starting gear and supply electrical accessories.

In 1913 the firm became a limited company of which he was chairman and managing director until the time of his death.

He joined The Institution as an Associate in 1894 and was transferred to full membership in 1900.

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