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Joseph Hallett

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Joseph Hallett ( -1915)

1915 Obituary [1]

JOSEPH HALLETT died at his residence on February 9th.

He has left behind him a memory of things accomplished for the benefit of the marine engineering community ; as largely due to his exertions the new building was erected at Tower Hill for the Institute of Marine Engineers, and opened on January 20th, and it was fitting that he should have lived to take part in the opening ceremonial.

He served his apprenticeship with the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway at Brighton, where he had experience of both locomotive and marine work.

He afterwards spent eight or nine years in the service of Messrs. Rennie, engineers wellknown in those years for their good work, inclusive of naval construction contracts.

When the firm ceased operations Mr. Hallett received an appointment as assistant to the late Mr. Archibald Thomson, well known for his patent shaft coupling, who represented several important firms in London. On Mr. Thomson's death the business he had built up was left to Mr. Hallett to carry on. He represented Messrs. Bow, McLachlan (Paisley), The Leeds Forge, The Darlington Forge and several other firms, besides devoting himself to consulting work.

He was an original member of the Institute of Metals

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