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Ernest Price

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Ernest Price (1871-1932)


1932 Obituary [1]

ERNEST PRICE was associated for many years with the erection of plant for purification and softening of water, and carried out many important contracts in the capacity of northern representative of the United Water Softeners Company, with whom he was connected for about sixteen years.

He then joined Messrs. Bell Brothers of Denton, purification engineers, and remained with them until his death on 14th December 1931.

Mr. Price was born in 1871 and commenced his career with Messrs. J. and E. Rigby, of Bolton, bleaching and drying engineers.

He later turned his attention to the process of mercerizing cotton in conjunction with the late Mr. H. Lowe, who was then engaged in perfecting it.

Mr. Price had been a Member of the Institution since 1912.


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