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Benjamin Percy Flockton

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Benjamin Percy Flockton (1870-1935) of Manlove, Alliott and Co

1935 Obituary [1]

BENJAMIN PERCY FLOCKTON made a special study of plant for the production and refining of vegetable oils, and contributed articles to the technical press on oil mill machinery. In addition he specialized in laundry machinery and steam kitchen equipment for hospitals and public assistance institutions.

He was born in 1870 and received his technical education at Leeds Mechanics' Institute.

In 1886 he entered Messrs. Greenwood and Batley's works as an apprentice, and served for five years, after which he was made a draughtsman, becoming chief draughtsman in the oil mill department in 1895. He superintended the installation of the firm's products at the African Oil Mills, Liverpool, and at Messrs. Lever Brothers, Port Sunlight.

In 1899 he was appointed chief draughtsman and engineer to Messrs. T. Bradford and Company, of Salford and in the following year he took charge of all contracts for steam laundries, steam kitchens, etc., for the Metropolitan Asylums Board, Lancashire County Council, and other Boards. In 1901 he accepted the position of outside manager and engineer, with control of all contracts, installations, and tests.

He then joined Messrs. Ashwell and Nesbit, but shortly afterwards was appointed to the staff of Messrs. Manlove, Alliott and Company, Ltd., of Nottingham, with whom he remained for nearly thirty years, and continued to act as an expert in laundry machinery and oil mills.

His death occurred on 18th August 1935.

He had been a Member of the Institution since 1903.

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