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John Severs

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John Severs (1868- )

1922 M.Inst.C.E., M.I.E.E., A.C. G.I., Asst. Supt., Mech. Eng. Dept., Royal Arsenal, Woolwich; b. 1868; s. of George Severs. Ed. Bingley Grammar Sch., Bingley, Yorks. Training: City and Guilds Eng. Coll., S. Kensington. 1886-91— App. at Thwaites Brothers, Bradford; 1894-7—Demonstrator at City and Guilds Eng. Coll., under Prof. Ayrton, F.R.S.; 1898-1901—Chief Asst. Elec. Engr., Construction Equipment, and 1st year's running of Central London Railway., with the Electric Traction Co.; 19o2-4—Chief Asst. Elec. Engr., S. Pearson and Son, Ltd., on Construction and Equipment of G.N. and City Railway.; 1904-13—In charge of Eng. Staff and running of G.N. and City Railway.; 1913-17-Asst. Mech. Engr., under Sir F. Donaldson, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich. Address: 7, Vanbrugh Fields, Blackheath, London, S.E.3. T. N.: Greenwich 1047.

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