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Edward George Hiller

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Edward George Hillier (1862-1933) of the National Boiler Insurance Co

son of Henry Hiller


1933 Obituary [1]

EDWARD GEORGE HILLER was a recognized authority on all questions relating to boiler design, construction, and operation, and was the author of several well-known books dealing with this subject.

He was born in 1862, and received his technical education at Owens College, Manchester.

He later became an apprentice with Messrs. Galloway, steam engine and boiler manufacturers.

At the age of twenty-three, he joined the National Boiler Insurance Company, which later became the National Boiler and General Insurance Company, and was associated with this firm for almost the remainder of his life. In 1891 he was appointed chief engineer and manager.

He was closely connected in many ways with the University of Manchester and was a member of the Court of Governors. He was also a member of the governing body of the Manchester College of Technology, from 1903 until his retirement in 1932. Mr. Hiller also acted as chairman of the Engineering Sectional Committee of the College.

He had been a Member of the Institution since 1890, and was also a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

His death occurred at Corbridge, Northumberland, on 21st July 1933.


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