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Herbert William Morley (1866-1925) of Cole, Marchent and Morley
1925 Obituary 
HERBERT WILLIAM MORLEY, son of the late Alderman J. L. Morley, who was Mayor of Bradford in 1887-8, was born in that city on 19th October 1866, and was educated privately and at local schools, subsequently entering the engineering department of the Bradford Technical College as a day student.
In 1890 he became proprietor of the old-established business of Messrs. Cole, Marchent and Co., which has since been carried on in a highly successful manner under the style of Messrs. Cole, Marchent and Morley, Ltd.
Mr. Morley's ability as an engineer enabled him to introduce various improvements of considerable value in mill-engine practice, and amongst them might be mentioned the type of piston drop-valve gear which he designed and was largely adopted in the engines made by the firm.
He also introduced in 1912 the manufacture of the Diesel engine, of which a number were subsequently constructed at the firm's works.
Indifferent health, however, obliged him in 1913 to sever his connexion with the Company, although he continued to carry on a limited amount of private practice as a consulting engineer.
He took an active part in the welfare of the various engineering organizations in his native city, was one of the founders, and a past-President, of the Bradford Society of Engineers, and took special interest in the local branch of this Institution and in the engineering department of the Bradford Technical College.
He became a Member of this Institution in 1896.
His death on the 19th November 1925 removed a prominent figure from the engineering circle in Bradford and district.