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Henry Hollis Aston

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Henry Hollis Aston (1875-1916)


1916 Obituary [1]

HENRY HOLLIS ASTON was born at Harborne in 1875. He was educated at Harborne Vicarage School and Malvern College, and served his apprenticeship with James Archdale, Ltd.

When the Heagard Metal Co. was formed to work Dick's patent extrusion process in Birmingham he became their manager and was largely instrumental in laying down the first plant of what is now one of the most important sections of the Delta Metal Co.

A very severe breakdown in health forced him to rest and travel for some years, and upon his recovery he joined his father, the late William Aston, whom he succeeded, upon the death of the latter in 1908, as agent in Birmingham and district for the Morgan Crucible Co., with whom he remained until his last illness.

His death, which took place on March 14, finally severed a connection with the Midland metal trade with which his family had been associated for three generations.

Mr. Aston was an original member of the Institute of Metals.


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