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Oscar Standring Hall

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Oscar Standring Hall (1862-1932), of Robert Hall and Sons

Designed textile machinery.

1932 Obituary [1]

OSCAR STANDRING HALL, O.B.E., chairman and managing director of Messrs. Robert Hall and Sons (Bury), Lancs., founded by his grandfather in 1844, was responsible for the initiation of many improvements in connexion with textile machinery in which he specialized.

He was born at Bury in 1862 and received his technical education at Owens College, Manchester, and on the Continent.

He was an accomplished linguist and translated a German book on "The Cotton Trade in England and on the Continent." He also wrote many papers on textile subjects, including several on the automatic loom, and travelled extensively in connexion with the design and erection of weaving mills.

During the War Mr. Hall designed special machines for naval and military equipment, and also went abroad on Government service for the Armistice and Economic Section Commissions.

Mr. Hall had been a Member of the Institution since 1890, and made a notable contribution to the discussion on Mr. H. C. Armitage's paper on "Jig Tools and Special Machines," read before the Institution in 1919.

He died on 16th April 1932.

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