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Thomas Jackson (1863-1945)

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Thomas Jackson (1863-1945)


1946 Obituary [1]

THOMAS JACKSON was the founder and chairman of Messrs. Jackson Brothers, Ltd., drawing material manufacturers, of Leeds, and had been head of the firm for no less than fifty-three years.

He was born in 1863, and, after serving his apprenticeship with a firm of engineers, joined the staff of the civil and engineering department of the Yorkshire College (now Leeds University). For many years he was instructor in mechanical engineering at the Holbeck Institute, Leeds, and was the author of a work entitled "Slide Rules and How to Use Them". In addition he was joint author of the "Engineering Hand Sketching and Scale Drawing Book". Mr. Jackson held the position of chairman up to the time of his death, which occurred on 1st August 1945.

His long association with the Institution dated as far back as 1886, when he was elected a Member.


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