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54352 Letter from John Pinkerton to John Simmons

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In response to an advert placed by John Simmons (from Lyons) seeking an Electronic Engineer to head up the development of LEO, John Pinkerton wrote this application letter, providing a summary of his career to date, including three years working on radio  for the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University.

 

 

Date : 23rd November 1948

Physical Description : 1 item, paper; manuscript

Transcript :

Box 372, c/o T.G. Scott + Sons, 9 Arundel St, London,W.C.2      

23 Nov 1948   

Dear Sirs,
	I am interested the post advertised in Nature for Nov 20 under Box 372, and would be glad of further details.
	I took a first class in Physics Part II in Cambridge in 1940, and have had five years experience at T.R.E. [Telecommunications Research Establishment, formerly Air Ministry Research Establishment] and three years research in the Cavendish in the Radio Section, working on Ultrasonics. I believe my qualifications might fit me in other respects for the post. I am 29.
	Before leaving T.R.E. I had had charge of a small group for over a year, and wide experience of a variety of circuits. I also had the responsibility for getting several pieces of equipment mass-produced by the radio industry after prototyping.
				Yours faithfully,
					J.M.M. Pinkerton.



Provenance :
Collected by Peter Bird in preparation for his book, LEO - The First Business Computer (1994).



Archive References : CMLEO/PB/SC/19481123 , PJB/3/2/DOCS , DCMLEO20190510302-303

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH54352. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
 
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