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Tony Earnshaw: Interview

Interviewee: Tony Earnshaw DOB: 8th November 1935
Interviewer: David Phillips
Joined LEO: Not clear. Worked on LEO III/6 Shell-Mex and BP in 1965 as part of site engineering team.
Role in LEO: Maintenance Engineer
Date of Interview: 16th February 2017, transcribed: 19th February 2017
Editor: David Phillips

Abstract: Worked as untrained TV repair man in 1950s, spotted by passing LEO engineer, invited to apply to LEO Computers. Started work as assistant to site engineers on the Shell-Mex and BP LEO III in Hemel Hampstead. Prides himself on his successful career as an engineer without having acquired any qualifications. Rose to be chief site engineer at Minerva Road responsible for seven sites. Left ICL to become independent engineer.

Copyright: Leo Computers Society.

Restrictions: None known

(Recording and transcript to be added.)

Date : 16th February 2017

Creator : Leo Computers Society

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH53387. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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