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Philip Buckley

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Philip Buckley (1858-1939)

1939 Obituary [1]

"PHILIP BUCKLEY was managing director of Messrs. Buckley and Company (Morley), Ltd., Morley, near Leeds, from 1917 until his death, which occurred on 16th March 1939.

He was born in Leeds in 1858 and received his education at the Yorkshire College and the Normal School of Science, London. From 1875 to 1879 he was apprenticed to Messrs. E. and Z. Moor, Bingley, near Bradford, and was subsequently retained on the staff as machine superintendent. He took up teaching in 1884 at the Mechanics' Institute, Bradford, but in 1897 he went into consulting practice, founding the firm of Messrs. Buckley and Company, at Morley. In this capacity he was responsible for the installation of steam plant in many of the large mills in the district. Mr. Buckley was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1905, and was transferred to Membership in 1917."

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