Arthur Ronald KNIBBS, son of Arthur William KNIBBS and Kathleen Mary COLEMAN , was born 09 August 1920 in Foleshill District, Coventry, Warwickshire, England. He died May 2002 in Nuneaton District, Warwickshire, England. Iris D ELSON was born Private.


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Also known as: Ron

Arthur always went by the name of 'Ron' . He was a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (F.I.Mech E.) and was a Chief Design Engineer and Director at Courtaulds Ltd., Foleshill, Coventry. He worked his way up from Bobbin Boy to Director at Courtaulds during a lifetime of service.

In 1958, he was a joint inventor of an apparatus for securing and positively locating a spinning jet, for use in the production of artificial filaments by the wet spinning process.

This device was patented under GB Patent 799379 in August 1958. For full details of this patent, please go to the page dedicated to Arthur Ronald Knibbs, within the Inventive KNIBBS section of this web site.
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He was an enthusiastic Coventry City supporter and in general, he'll be remembered as "just a good, kind, clever & decent man, who was much loved
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The following article appeared related to the retirement of the one of the main directors at Courtaulds, and the subsequent changes in responsibilities within the company:
From the Coventry Evening Telegraph - 18 January 1977:
The new manager of the production engineering is Mr George Sidwell (54) of Nuneaton. He has for the past six years been assistant to Mr A. R. Knibbs, who he succeeds as manager on Mr Knibbs's appointment to the board of Courtaulds Engineering. Mr Knibbs retains overall responsibility for production engineering.
Mr Sidwell joined Courtaulds in 1948 and has spent most of his time with engineering headuarters and Courtaulds Engineering apart for three years as a senior engineer with the viscose division.

Sources for Arthur Ronald KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Nicholas M. Kavaz, gave middle Christian name. 
  2. FreeBMD,
  3. Family Bible of Kathleen Coleman,
  4. GRO England & Wales,
  5. 1939 Register,

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