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Herbert Hamilton Grundy

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From 1896 - 1900 during his training he was involved in erecting and supervising H&V work, afterwards working at the Grundy Foundry in Tyldesley near Manchester learning foundry work and pattern making.

1903 Herbert joined the IHVE and presented a paper to the Institution in 1904 entitled "The Warming of Public Buildings by the Warm Air System considered from the Hygienic Point of View".

1913 Became Managing Director of John Grundy Ltd.

1915/1916 He became President of the IHVE for 1915 / 1916, and gave as his presidential address a paper entitled "Short review of past activities".

From 1910 - 1917 he worked on the design and manufacture of equipment for a system of electrical heating using a method of thermostatic control. During this period he took out several Patents connected with his work. He developed an electrical method of thermostatic control for equipment such as electric stoves, immersion heaters, and control valves for steam, gas and hot water distribution systems. Herbert patented a thermostatic apparatus for controlling an electric motor driven fan which could be used for heating industrial and educational buildings. He also devised a type of remote reading thermometer. [1]

1932 Died, aged 51.

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