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William Thomas Parrack

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William Thomas Parrack (1855-1933)

1933 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM THOMAS PARRACK had been London representative since 1895 of Messrs. R. Hunt and Company, power transmission engineers, of Earls Colne, Essex.

He was born at Islington in 1855, and joined Messrs. L. Sterne and Company, Victoria, London, in 1868, remaining with this firm until 1886.

From 1875 to 1880 he attended the workshop courses in King's College, London, and for the next six years was engaged upon the design of rolling stock and gas engines and the supervision of their erection.

From 1886 he was employed as inspecting engineer to Messrs. J. Livesey and Son, and to other engineers. In this capacity he superintended the manufacture of the general plant required for the construction of railways, also the erection of bridges and cranes. In addition, he was sole agent in London for several important engineering firms.

Mr. Parrack was in 1895 appointed London representative to Messrs. Hunt, and held this position until his death on 27th October 1933.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1899 and had only recently been elected to the Committee of the Benevolent Fund.

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