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John Sydney Hines

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John Sydney Hines (1887-1919)

1919 Obituary [1]

JOHN SYDNEY HINES was born in Birmingham on 11th February 1887.

His scholastic and technical education was received at Kettering and Wellingborough, and his apprenticeship of five years was served at the works of Messrs. Salmon, Whitfield and Co., gas engineers, Kettering. On its completion he worked for over a year in the drawing-office of the same firm.

In August 1909 he was engaged in the gas plant department of Messrs. Crossley Bros., Ltd., Openshaw, Manchester, becoming assistant to the chief engineer.

In 1916 he was appointed lecturer in Geometry and Machine Drawing for evening classes at the College of Technology, Manchester.

His health broke down, and although he was able to keep up his college work for a time, he developed bronchitis, and his death took place at Kettering on 30th April 1919, at the age of thirty-two.

He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1911, and an Associate Member in 1915.

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