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Francis James Broadbent

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Francis James Broadbent (1877- )

1922 M.Sc. (Bristol), B.Sc., Eng.Hons. (Lond.), Assoc.M.Inst. C.E., Mech. and Civil Engr., 140, Trinity Street, Huddersfield. T. A.: (firm) "Broadbent, Huddersfield." T. N.: (firm) 1581, Huddersfield. T.N.: (private) 905 Huddersfield. b. 1877; youngest s. of Thomas Broadbent, founder of T. Broadbent and Sons, Ltd.; m. Beatrice, d. of E. Sutcliffe, schoolmaster, Farnley Tyqs. Ed. Almondbury Grammar Sch. App. T. Broadbent and Sons, Ltd., and E. Scott and Mountain, Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne; 3 years' Diploma Course, Yorks Coll., Leeds; Senior Brown Sch.; Diplomas in Mech. and Civil Eng.; and Hons., Cert. and Prize in Civil Eng.; 5 years Draughtsman, N.E. Rly. Dock Office, Hull; 13 years Lecturer in Civil and Mech. Eng. at Univ. Coll. and the Univ., Bristol; now a Director of Thomas Broadbent and Sons, Ltd., Huddersfield. Chief Works: Pier and Dock-wall Designs; Researches on Pelton Driven Centrifuges and Centrifugal Friction Clutches; Designs of Centrifuges, Electric Travelling Cranes and Steelworks Plant, etc., etc. Publ.: Frequent contributions to the leading Eng. Press (Home and Abroad ). Public Positions: Past-Senior Lecturer in Civil Eng., Univ. of Bristol; Pres. of the Huddersfield Eng. Soc.; Committee Member of the Huddersfield Eng. Training Assoc.; Vice-Pres., Workers' Educational Assoc. (Huddersfield Branch); Member of the Oxford Univ. Extension Lectures Committee; Governor of Almondbury Grammar Sch.

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