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Arthur Henry Foulkes Shillington

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Arthur Henry Foulkes Shillington (c1884-1949)

1950 Obituary [1]

"ARTHUR HENRY FOULKES SHILLINGTON was a heating and ventilating engineer during the whole of his professional career, and at the time of his death, which occurred in May 1949, in his sixty-fifth year, was head of the firm of Messrs. Shillington and Company, of Belfast. He was educated at the Municipal Colleges of Technology in Manchester and Belfast, and after some preliminary training with Messrs. James Mackie and Sons, Ltd., textile engineers, served an apprenticeship from 1903 to 1908 with Messrs. Musgrave and Company, Ltd., St. Ann's Ironworks, Belfast, with whom he continued to maintain a close association until he established his own business some thirty years later. On the completion of his practical training he joined the firm's technical staff, and subsequently became assistant manager of the engineering department, in which capacity he was chiefly concerned with the design of heating and ventilating installations. He was appointed managing director in 1913, and during his period of office was responsible for the execution of a number of important contracts for corporations and public institutions. Mr. Shillington had been a Member of the Institution since 1919."

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