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James Henry Melloy

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James Henry Melloy ( -1931) managing director of William Muir and Co

He served his apprenticeship with Craven Brothers, Ltd, Manchester, and later occupied a position in the works. Subsequently, he went to John Hetherington and Sons, Ltd., as works manager, and afterwards returned to Craven Brothers for a short period. He joined William Muir and Co as general manager in 1902, and was later appointed managing director, which position he held until 1929, when he retired, retaining his seat on the board of directors. Mr. Melloy was interested in many developments in machine tool design, his name being connected with several patents, the more notable of which were the introduction of the inner spindle in horizontal boring and surfacing machines, improvements in gear hobbing machines as used more particularly for cutting turbine reduction gear, in connection with which several patents were taken out, and punching/slotting machines.

It may be mentioned that the house in which Mr. Melloy died at Menai Bridge is the same in which Thomas Telford lived during the construction of the Menai Suspension Bridge.



1931 Obituary [1]



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