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Herbert Henderson

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Herbert Henderson (1856-1903)

1904 Obituary [1]

HERBERT HENDERSON, son of Mr. Joseph Henderson, mining Engineer, of Liverpool and North Wales, was born on the 27th May, 1856, at Newport, Monmouthshire. He was educated at the Kirkcudbrightshire Academy, and commenced an engineering apprenticeship with McEinnel, of Dumfries, completing it at the Vauxhall Foundry, Liverpool.

In 1877 he was appointed Assistant to D. M. F. Gaskin, then Water Engineer of St. Helen’s, Lancashire, with whom he was engaged in the preparation of the plans and part supervision of the Sutton Road Pumping- Station and the Brown Edge reservoir, and part supervision of the machinery at the various pumping-stations. He was also engaged in the experimental work for the softening of the Collins Green water, and in all this work he showed himself a careful, accurate and efficient assistant.

With the object of extending his experience of the details of waterworks and hydraulic appliances, he entered in 1879 the service of the Glenfield Co and the Kennedy Meter Co, since amalgamated as Glenfield and Kennedy, and remained in their service until his death.

He contributed to the Proceedings of the Institution

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