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Henry Handoll

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Henry Handoll (1861-1937)

1861 Born in Bristol

1882 Married Eliza Hannah Hilbourne in Bedminster[1]

1901 Henry Handoll 40, manager, electrical engineers, lived in Camberwell with Eliza Handoll 36, Ewart Handoll 19, apprentice electrical engineer, Mabel Handoll 16, Percy Handoll 12, George Handoll 5, Stanley Handoll 7 Weeks[2]

1911 Henry Handoll 50, manager, general engineering company, lived in Camberwell with Eliza Handoll 46, Mabel Handoll 25, Percy Handoll 22, foreman in mechanical engineers, George Handoll 15, Stanley Handoll 10[3]

1937 of Catford when he died[4]

1937 Obituary [5]

HENRY HANDOLL was connected with the Albany Engineering Company, London, for twenty-eight years. He was born in 1861 in Bristol, where he served his apprenticeship with Messrs. George Adlam and Sons, brewery engineers, from 1876 to 1882. Three years later he came to London as foreman to Messrs. Tyler Hayward, and Company; the firm manufactured steam engines and boilers, and all kinds of pumps.

In 1890 Mr. Handoll was appointed manager to Messrs. Beck and Company, Ltd., hydraulic engineers, and held this position until 1901, when he joined the Albany Engineering Company as general manager. He subsequently invented a rotary pump, which gained gold medals and diplomas at international exhibitions held in Brussels, Milan, and Paris, and he also held patents in connection with other hydraulic devices. Some years later he was appointed managing director of the company, and he held this position until his resignation in 1929.

Mr. Handoll was elected a Member of the Institution in 1912. His death occurred on 17th October 1937.

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1901 census
  3. 1911 census
  4. National Probate calendar
  5. 1937 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries