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Hinton Jones

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Hinton Jones (1899-1951)


1952 Obituary [1]

"HINTON JONES was born in 1899 and educated at Wexford Technical School and the Manchester Municipal College of Technology, where he obtained an Associateship. His apprenticeship which was interrupted by two years' war service in H.M. Forces, was served between 1914 and 1922 with Phillip Pierce and Co, Wexford, agricultural engineers. On the completion of his training he continued with the firm as a draughtsman for a further three years, and was subsequently placed in charge of the drawing office. After holding the appointment of chief draughtsman to Richmond and Chandler, Ltd., Manchester, forage plant makers; from 1927 to 1936, he became works, manager to Harrison, McGregor and Company, Ltd., Albion Ironworks, Leigh, Lancashire, where he remained until his death, which occurred on 23rd July 1951 at the age of fifty-two. Mr Jones had been an Associate Member of the institution since 1933."


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