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George Henry Herbert

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George Henry Herbert (1859-1909)

1909 Obituary [1]

GEORGE HENRY HERBERT was born at Manchester on 11th August 1859.

He began his apprenticeship in 1873 with Messrs. Sir Joseph Whitworth and Co., and on its completion with Messrs. Urmson and Thompson in 1879 he went as draughtsman and subsequently assistant engineer to the Manchester Steam Users' Association for three years.

For the next eight years he was employed by Messrs. J. and W. Barlow, engineers and boiler-makers of Rochdale; for a short time he acted as traveller for the firm, then was engaged in the drawing-office, and for the last three years he was manager of the works.

In 1890 he was appointed manager of the Mills Patent Sectional Boiler Co., and held this position until 1892 when he entered the service of Messrs. R. Hornsby and Sons, of Grantham, and soon afterwards became their London manager; this position he held until his death, which took place suddenly at Deal on 25th July 1909, in his fiftieth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1893.

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