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T. E. Goldup

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T. E. Goldup (c1894-1959) of Mullard

1959 Obituary [1]

WE regret to record the death on October 6, at the age of 65, of Mr. T. E. Goldup, a Director of Mullard, Ltd.

Mr. Goldup joined the Mullard company in 1923 after service in the Roya1 Navy in the 1914-18 war and a subsequent appointment, on demobilisation, as Senior Experimental Officer at the Signal School, Portsmouth. In this capacity he was responsible for transmitting and receiving valve development, and on entering industry in the Mullard valve factory at Balham he was responsible for valve manufacture for the Government and also assisted in the organisation of the valve development laboratories.

Mr. Goldup became widely known in industry after his transfer in 1928 to head office to set up a technical service department for advising Mullard customers on valve applications.

In 1938 he was appointed a director of Radio Transmission Equipment, Ltd. (now known as Mullard Equipment, Ltd.) and became a director of the Mullard Radio Valve Company, Ltd., in 1940.

His appointment to the board of the parent company, Mullard, Ltd., took place in 1951. He had numerous interests in technical education and training, and in 1950 was appointed by the Minister of Supply to the Board of Governors of the Ministry's College of Electronics at Malvern, and was elected Chairman of the Governors in 1952.

In the latter year Mr. Goldup was appointed by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty as a member of the Naval Education Advisory Committee for the period 1952-59. He received the C.B.E. in 1954, in which year he was made a Fellow of the American Institute of Radio Engineers "for his pioneering achievements in the design and development of thermionic tubes and his contributions to the technical and administrative counsels of the British radio industry."

He was president of the Institution of Electrical Engineers in 1957- 58, of which institution he had been elected a Graduate in 1922 and became a full Member in 1940.

Mr. Goldup was also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Member of the Royal Institution, and a Vice-President of the Television Society.

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