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Robert Hiram Jackson

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Robert Hiram Jackson (1858-1919)

1919 Obituary [1]

ROBERT HIRAM JACKSON was born in Manchester on 24th October 1858.

He was educated at Lymm Grammar School, and served an apprenticeship of five years with Messrs. W. and J. Galloway, Knott Mill, Manchester, which was preceded by one year's training in telegraphic engineering under Mr. John Doherty, Manchester.

At the age of twenty-one he was employed as a journeyman fitter for Messrs. Emmerson and Murgatroyd for eighteen months, and then after a short time with Messrs. Mather and Platt, Salford, he returned to Messrs. W. and J. Galloway as fitter and erector.

Three years later he acted as deputy to Mr. Arthur Carey, manager of machinery sections of the Inventions Exhibition in London, 1885.

In the following year he acted in a similar capacity at the Liverpool Exhibition, and in 1887 at the Royal 1887 Manchester Jubilee Exhibition he held the appointment of Superintendent of the Machinery Section.

In June 1888 he joined the staff of Messrs. Schaffer and Budenberg (now the Budenberg Gauge Co., Ltd.), Manchester, as engineer and representative, with whom he remained until his death.

In 1918 he was elected a director of the Company.

His death took place, after a long illness, at his residence in Manchester, on 26th June 1919, in his sixty-first year.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1898.

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