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Thomas Henry Hindle

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Thomas Henry Hindle (1861-1923)

1925 Obituary [1]

THOMAS TURNER HINDLE was born in Manchester on 24th February 1861, and his school education was supplemented by attendance at the technical classes of the Manchester Mechanics' Institute.

Apprenticed to a local firm of architects, with whom he remained for two years, he was transferred in 1878 to the engineering firm of Messrs. Hodgson and Stead, of Salford, under whom he gained experience on the manufacture of weighing machinery, turntables, and general engine work.

After the conclusion of his indentures in 1882, he became chief draughtsman with the Steel Nut and Tube Co., of Openshaw, with whom he remained for over six years, subsequently, in 1890, entering the works of Messrs. Davy Brothers, Ltd., of Sheffield, as leading draughtsman, and in 1894 he transferred his services to Messrs. Dobson and Barlow, Ltd., Bolton, with whom he remained for over twenty-five years, as chief draughtsman and foreman.

Mr. Hindle died on 8th December 1923, in his sixty-third year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1923, and was also a Member of the Manchester Association of Engineers.

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