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2253, WA/01
Wathes Collection

Speaker: Anon., 1931 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Electrical engineer
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Outlines starting work at Tarratt's [electrical engineers], Leicester, briefly describes installing televisions. Talks about work with Wathes Kitchen Forum, having franchise for NEFF, AEG, good quality of German appliances. Mentions local competition, various companies within Wathes, changes in work. Outlines how started in engineering. Mentions value of Frigidaire franchise to Wathes, commercial engineers disliking domestic work. Reflects on changes in technology, customer expectations, introduction of computers.
Place of birth: Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Company director
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Language: English

Recording Date: 29/4/2003
Playing time: 49 mins
Access Restrictions: Name withheld Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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