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Belling, Charles Reginald (1884–1965), electrical engineer and manufacturer, was born on 11 May 1884 at Fore Street, Bodmin, Cornwall, the son of Samuel Thomas Belling, a dentist, and his wife, Maria, née Harry. Charles Belling, known to all as C. R. B., was educated at ...

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Bond, Sir Kenneth Raymond Boyden (1920–2006), accountant and industrialist, was born on 1 February 1920 at 38 Harborough Road, Streatham, London, the son of James Edwin Bond, a Post Office sorter who had served as a sergeant-major in the Royal Engineers during the First World War, and his wife, ...

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Clark, Alfred Corning (1873–1950), record and electrical goods manufacturer, was born in New York, USA, on 19 December 1873, the elder son of Walter Lowry Clark, a chocolate manufacturer, and his wife, Mary Rowe. His parents' families were both of English extraction and his background was distinctly patrician—his great-uncle had been a ...

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Cossor, Alfred Charles (1861–1922), manufacturer of electronic and medical equipment, was born in Islington, London, on 8 July 1861, the elder son of Alfred Charles Cossor and his wife, Elizabeth, née Freeman. He joined his father's business making thermometers and barometers, in 1875, but left in 1890 to set up his own business as a scientific glass-blower in ...

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Humphreys, Arthur Leslie Charles (1917–2003), computer industry executive, was born on 8 January 1917 at 102 Manor Lane, Lewisham, London, the son of Percy Stuart Humphreys, insurance agent, and his wife, Louise, née Weston. He was educated at Catford grammar school, but left at the age of fourteen to train as a solicitor's clerk. Invalided out of the army during the Second World War on account of a heart defect, in October 1940 he became the share registrar of the ...

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Lewis, Sir Edward Roberts (1900–1980), record and gramophone company executive, was born at Allerton Mount, Duffield Road, Derby on 19 April 1900, the only son in the family of four children of Sir Alfred Edward Lewis (1868–1940), banker, and his wife, May Roberts...

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Murphy, Frank (1889–1955), radio manufacturer, was born on 16 June 1889 at Penwith Villa, 25 Wrottesley Road, West Plumstead, Woolwich, London, the youngest son of the seven surviving children of John James Murphy (1853–1917), schoolmaster, and his wife, Annie, née Leggo (1855–1924). Following ...

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Pye, William George (1869–1949), scientific instrument and radio manufacturer, was born at Battersea, London, on 27 October 1869, the eldest son and the third of the eight children of William Thomas Pye and his wife, Elizabeth. Trained as a scientific instrument maker by his father, who was associated with the ...

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Railing, Sir Harry (1878–1963), electrical equipment manufacturer, was born on 10 December 1878, the son of Isaac Railing, a Jewish hop merchant of Munich, and his wife, Hannah, née Bing. His first name was originally Adolf, which he later changed to Harry when he settled in ...