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Frank Murgatroyd

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Frank Murgatroyd (1866-c1951)

1952 Obituary [1]

"FRANK MURGATROYD was born in 1866 and received his education at Bradford Technical College, where he also served and apprenticeship from 1883 to 1886. During the next three years he completed his practical training in the shops of Cole, Marchant, and Morley, Ltd., Prospect Foundry, Bradford, and afterwards entered the drawing office as a junior to become chief draughtsman in 1893. Six years later he was made outside superintendent and took charge of erection. In 1904 he joined J. Hopkinson and Company, Ltd., Huddersfield, and was in control of the drawing office until 1910 when he was promoted to be works superintendent with responsibility for the production of boiler mountings and steam plant. He was appointed works director in 1918 and retained that position until he retired in 1921. Mr. Murgatroyd had been a Member of the Institution since 1918."

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