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Edward Pillow

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Edward Pillow (1852-1910)


1910 Obituary [1]

EDWARD PILLOW was born at Canterbury on 16th August 1852, and came of a Huguenot family long settled in that city.

His apprenticeship was served at the works of Messrs. Shepherd, Hill, and Co., Leeds, and on its completion he went to the London and North Western Railway Works at Crewe, where for seventeen years he was in charge of the brass foundry, and inspector of the chain and testing departments.

During a portion of that period he also occupied the position of science teacher, and was Instructor of Mechanics at the Manchester Technical Institute. It is noteworthy that he held the first class instituted in this country in Metallurgy, under the City and Guilds of London Institute.

In 1891 he was appointed organizing secretary to the Technical Education Committee of the Norfolk County Council, and subsequently also became assistant secretary to the Education Committee, which post he resigned in 1908.

His death took place from heart failure at Norwich on 28th April 1910, in his fifty-eighth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1883.


1910 Obituary [2]

EDWARD PILLOW died at Norwich on the 28th April, 1910, aged 58.

Apprenticed to Messrs. Shepherd, Hill and Company, Leeds, he received an appointment at the Crewe Locomotive Works, where he subsequently had charge for 17 years of the brass foundry and held other responsible positions, especially in connection with the educational work of the Mechanics’ Institute.

In 1891 he was appointed organizing secretary to the Norfolk Technical Education Committee, a position which he retained until a short time before his death.

He was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 1st March, 1881.



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