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Edward Henry Broughall

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Edward Henry Broughall (1870-1924) of Alfred Herbert


1924 Obituary [1]

EDWARD HENRY BROUGHALL was born at Coventry on 21st November 1870, and his early education was gained at Bablacke school and other local establishments, followed by courses of study at the Coventry Technical Institute.

He served his seven years' apprenticeship, from 1884 to 1891, as fitter and turner with Mr. Joseph Hatton of Coventry, and on the termination of his indentures spent eight years as foreman and manager with various firms making cycle components, followed by two years with Messrs. Alfred Herbert, Ltd.

The next two years were passed as works manager with Messrs. Rowland Hill, engineers, Coventry, on leaving whom he returned to Messrs. Alfred Herbert, Ltd., as foreman.

A year later, in 1904, he was appointed works manager at Messrs. Herbert's Edgwick works and foundries, and this position he held until his death, which occurred at Coventry on 23rd July 1924, in his fifty-fourth year.

Mr. Broughall took lively interest in technical matters, being particularly familiar with foundry procedure. He was a member from the start of baths the Institution of British Foundrymen — of which body he was at one time a Vice-President — and of the Coventry Engineering Society.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1918.



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