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Henry Murray Winstanley

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Henry Murray Winstanley (c1882-1948)


1950 Obituary [1]

"HENRY MURRAY WINSTANLEY was the senior partner in the firm of Messrs. Handcock and Dykes, consulting engineers, of Westminster, and had had considerable experience of electrical engineering. He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1940 and was also a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

He was educated at Charterhouse School and served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Strode and Company, Ltd., electrical and mechanical engineers, London, from 1899 to 1902. After filling positions as assistant electrical engineer to various undertakings, including the British Electrical Equipment Company, Ltd., for whom he was second in charge of the Dover tramway extension, and Messrs. Morrison and Company at Valparaiso, where he was responsible for the electrical and mechanical department, he joined, in 1908, the works and estimating department of Messrs. Verity's, Ltd., manufacturing electrical engineers, London, finally becoming branch manager.

In 1919 he was admitted into partnership with Messrs. H. F. Wilkinson and Partners, consulting engineers, with whom he was associated for twelve years. During this period he was closely concerned with advising Indian native states on all classes of industrial and electrical development. Mr. Winstanley's connection with Messrs. Handcock and Dykes began in 1931 and was only severed by his death on 17th December 1948, at the age of sixty-six."


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