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Benjamin Shuttleworth Hornby

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Benjamin Shuttleworth Hornby (c1874-1944)

1945 Obituary [1]

BENJAMIN SHUTTLEWORTH HORNBY died at Bournemouth in his 70th year on the 30th December, 1944, where he had been living since his retirement. He was educated at Dunstable Grammar School and received early training as a mechanical engineer, but later he attended evening classes at Finsbury Technical College and was articled to Mr. J. G. W. Aldridge, Assoc. M. Inst. C.E. In 1897 he joined the staff of the Bradford Corporation Electricity Dept., serving first at the Bolton Road works and subsequently as Electrician-in Charge at Valley Road. In 1899 he was appointed Second Assistant Engineer to the Bolton Corporation Electricity Dept., and in 1901 he became Chief Assistant Engineer, holding this position until his retirement in 1936. At various times he contributed articles to the technical Press, chiefly with regard to distribution problems.

He joined The Institution as a Student in 1896 and was elected an Associate in 1899, an Associate Member in 1902 and a member in 1912.

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