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Harold Ashton

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Harold Ashton

Chartered Electrical Engineer, 3 Bulls Head Passage, Market Place, Manchester.


  • Manchester Mechanical Institute.
  • Manchester School of Technology.
  • Formerly on Staffs of "Practical Engineer", "Mechanical World", and "Textile Mercury".
  • Inspector Electrical Engineer and Consultant, to several Insurance Companies and Parochial Church Councils.

Invented the Ashton Patent Cage Aerial for Radio and Television; The Ashton Air Conditioner Units, etc.

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