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Herbert Schofield

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Herbert Schofield (1878-1946)


1946 Obituary [1]

HERBERT SCHOFIELD was born in 1878 and received his technical education at the Bury Technical School. His apprenticeship was served with Messrs. J. C. Kay and Company, general engineers, in the same town, from 1892 to 1899, in whose employment he continued as erector and foreman for a further five years. In 1904 he began his long association with Messrs. Charles Ainsworth and Company of Holcombe Brook, near Bury, which lasted for forty years.

After filling the position of maintenance engineer for a brief period, he was made chief engineer, in which capacity he was responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of the entire machinery, as well as the layout of building works. In addition, he had the charge of the firm's landed estate.

Mr. Schofield, whose death occurred on 15th February 1945, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1929.


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