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George Stephen Corlett

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George Stephen Corlett (c1867-1926), founded the Corlett Electrical Engineering Co.

1926 Obituary [1]

GEORGE STEPHEN CORLETT, who died at Wigan on the 28th March, 1926, at the age of 59, after residing in that town for nearly 40 years, was born at Andreas, Isle of Man, where for many years his father was a member of the Manx House of Keys.

He received his education at King William College, Casteltown, Isle of Man, and served his apprenticeship with an electrical engineering firm in Cardiff.

After a short time in Newcastle-on-Tyne he went to Wigan and founded the Corlett Electrical Engineering Co.

In 1914 he severed his connection with the company and set up as a consulting engineer, specializing in the applications of electricity to mining, and in that connection his advice was widely sought.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1911.

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