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David Waterhouse

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David Waterhouse (c1886-1956)


1957 Obituary [1]

David Waterhouse, who died in October 1956 at the age of 70, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1917 and transferred to Member in 1922.

He was educated at Batley Technical School and Bradford Technical College, and was apprenticed to A. Briggs and Sons, Sommersall, Leeds, from 1901 to 1903.

Subsequently he became a Fitter at Low Moor Co., Bradford, 1903-05, a Draughtsman at Alma Tool Works, Liversedge, 1905-08, and 1908-15 Chief Draughtsman at Messrs. Fairbairns, Leeds. From 1915 to 1918 he was General Manager of the Machine Tool Department, of the same firm.

In 1918 Mr. Waterhouse joined Prince Smith and Son, Keighley, as Works Director. When that firm and Hall and Stells, Ltd., amalgamated in 1931 he joined the board of the new company, Prince Smith and Stells, Ltd., and was later appointed Managing Director. In 1946 he became Chairman of the board. He retired as Managing Director in 1950 but continued as Chairman.

In 1941 Mr. Waterhouse served as Chairman of the Yorkshire Branch of the Institution during which time he was a Member of Council.


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