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Arthur Thornton Shanks (1869-1929)
1929 Obituary 
ARTHUR THORNTON SHANKS was born in Calcutta in 1869.
He served his time with Messrs. John Fowler, of Leeds, for whom he afterwards went to Serbia to take charge of pumping operations in silver and quicksilver mines.
In 1892 Mr. Shanks went to Ceylon as chief engineer for Messrs. Freudenberg and Company at their cocoanut oil mills in Colombo. These were subsequently destroyed by fire and were totally rebuilt under his personal supervision.
On returning to this country he became well known in Leeds in connexion with the motor industry.
He became a Member of the Institution in 1903, and his death occurred on the 20th July 1929.