1918-19: Alfred Arnold Remington

1918-19: Alfred Arnold Remington

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Biography 1922 Obituary:
Remington, O.B.E., was born in 1877 at Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham.

After a short experience in Accountancy, he went to the drawing-office of Messrs. Kynoch, Ltd., and thence to the Wolseley Sheep Shearing Co., where a motor-car was designed that won a prize in one of the early Reliability Trials. As a result of this, a separate Company was formed under the title of The Wolseley Motor Car Co., in 1900, at Adderley Park, and Mr. Remington became Chief Designer until 1907, when he was appointed Chief Engineer.

During this period he designed the first internal-combustion engined submarine, A1. He was also associated with the design and production of the first British Airship Mayfly, and was intimately connected with all subsequent airship machinery up to and including 23 Class. For Captain Scott, R.N., the Antarctic Explorer, he designed and produced a great deal of the outfit for the British Antarctic Expedition.

During the War, Mr. Remington carried out a great amount of work in connexion with the formulation of the Airboard Steel Specifications, and was one of the pioneers of Standard Specifications for internal use in factories. He also rendered valuable assistance which led to the success of the Screw Thread and other British Engineering standards, and was awarded the O.B.E. for his services on the Air Board during the War.

His death took place on 25th July 1922, at the age of forty-five.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1904, a Member in 1912, and he was President of the Institution of Automobile Engineers during 1918-19.