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John William Hepworth (1859-1936)

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John William Hepworth (1859-1936)


1937 Obituary [1]

JOHN WILLIAM HEPWORTH was born in Manchester in 1859, and received his technical education at Manchester Technical School. He served an indentured apprenticeship with Messrs. A. Edmeston and Sons, of Salford, from 1874 to 1880, after which he studied at Owens College, Manchester. In 1882 he was appointed leading draughtsman in the boiler department of Messrs. Galloways, Ltd., of Knott Mill, Manchester, and held this position for fourteen years. For eight years he was also deputy testing surveyor to the firm, and was concerned with the installation of boilers for Manchester Corporation Electricity Department. In 1898 he joined Messrs. Stevensons, Ltd., of Preston, as departmental manager for welded and flanged specialities. He remained with the firm until 1929, when he joined Messrs. Joseph Foster and Sons, Ltd., of Preston and Blackburn. Mr. Hepworth retired in 1934, and lived at Ashton, near Preston, where his death occurred on 2nd November 1936.

He had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1910.


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  1. 1937 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries