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Joseph Whitworth Hulse

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Joseph Whitworth Hulse (1861-1898) of Hulse and Co

son of William Wilson Hulse

Engineer of Manchester.


1898 Obituary [1]

JOSEPH WHITWORTH HULSE was born at Withington near Manchester on 24th August 1861, being the second son of the late Mr. William Wilson Hulse (Proceedings 1897, page 137).

He was educated at Uppingham School, and in 1876 began his apprenticeship to his uncle, Mr. Joseph Sykes Hulse, at the Ordeal Works, Salford.

On the death of his father, who had succeeded his uncle in 1881, he became the proprietor of these works in 1897.

In machine-tools he introduced several improvements; and also in calico-printing machinery, which was made by his firm in combination' with machine-tools.

During the engineering strike in the latter half of 1897 he took an active part in the management of the local branch of the employers' federation, of which ho was appointed joint representative with the late Colonel Dyer.

His death took place at Didsbury near Manchester on 20th April 1898 in the thirty-seventh year of his age.

He became a Graduate of this Institution in 1883, and a Member in 1890.


1898 Obituary [2]

JOSEPH WHITWORTH HULSE died on April 21, 1898, at his residence at Salford.

Only last year he took over, on the death of his father, Mr. W. W. Hulse, the business of Hulse & Co., Salford, whose works he entered as an apprentice under his uncle, Mr. J. S. Hulse, in 1876. During the recent dispute in the engineering trade, he was Colonel Dyer's colleague on the executive of the Manchester branch of the Employers' Federation, of which he was a Vice-President.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1887.


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