Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Samuel Gledhill

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Samuel Gledhill (1887-1948)


1950 Obituary [1]

"SAMUEL GLEDHILL, who was born at Halifax, Yorks, in 1887, retained a connection with his native town during the whole of his lifetime.

He received his education at the Halifax Municipal College of Technology and obtained his practical training at the engineering works of Messrs. A. Earnshaw's, Ltd., from 1893 to 1898.

The next ten years were spent as leading hand to Messrs. Hirst and Mitchell's, Ltd., after which he joined Messrs. William Asquith, Ltd., and successively became fitter, chief inspector of machinery, assistant manager, and finally, in 1917, works manager. Subsequently he became associated with the firm of Messrs. Kitchen and Wade, Ltd., machine tool makers, and joined the board of directors. Mr. Gledhill, whose death occurred on 11th December 1948, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1917."


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