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A. E. Margolis

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A. E. Margolis ( -1955) of Kennedy and Donkin

1955 Obituary [1]

We record with regret the death of Mr. A. E. Margolis, which occurred at his home at 45, Bramham Gardens, London, S.W.5, on Wednesday, April 13th.

Mr. Margolis, who was well known as a specialist on district heating, had been on the staff of Messrs. Kennedy and Donkin, consulting engineer, of Westminster, since December, 1941.

Before coming to this country in the 1930s, Mr. Margolis had spent many years in the installation of district heating plants in Germany, France and Czechoslovakia. For eight years, from 1921 to 1929, he was manager of the District Heating Company, Hamburg, and for the next four years he was director of the district heating department of the Hamburg Electricity Company.

The results achieved by Mr. Margolis in the course of his career have been regularly recorded and commented upon in the many papers on district heating which he presented to engineering institutions and congresses in this country and abroad. He received the Silver medal of the Institution of Heating and Ventilating Engineers in 1935 for his paper entitled "Experiences with District Heating in Europe and the U.S.A."

In 1953 Mr. Margolis presented a paper, in collaboration with Mr. Bryan Donkin and Mr. C. G. Carrothers, to the Institution of Civil Engineers describing the Pimlico district heating undertaking. An abstract of it appeared in THE ENGINEER of December 25, 1953.

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