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William H. Atherton

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William H. Atherton (c1869- ). Specialist in Chains and Conveyors, and applications of Malleable Castings. Technical Director, Ewart Chainbelt Co. Ltd., Colombo Street, Derby.

Educated at Manchester Technical School, the Royal College of Science and Armstrong College

1883 Joined Brooks and Doxey

1886 Apprentice at Craven Brothers, Ltd., Manchester.

Joined Henry Wren and Co

1890 Draughtsman, Armstrong Whitworth and Co. Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne.

1897 Representative, Mather and Platt, Ltd., Manchester.

1901 Article 'Methods of Estimating the Power of Ships' [1]

By 1939 Director, Leys Malleable Castings Co. Ltd., Derby.

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Sources of Information

  1. Fielden’s Magazine Vol 4