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Sam Naylor

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Sam Naylor (1864-1941)

1942 Obituary [1]

SAM NAYLOR was born in 1864 and was associated with the firm of Messrs. Lumby's, Ltd., and its predecessor, John Lumby, of Greetland Boiler Works, Halifax, from his apprenticeship, which he served from 1876 to 1880, until the time of his death, which occurred on 5th December 1941.

During that long period he was first appointed order clerk in 1880 and chief clerk and draughtsman in 1885. He was promoted to the post of sub-manager in 1890, a position which he occupied for fifteen years, and took charge of the construction of Cornish boilers, hot-water radiators, and brass valves. During the last thirty-five years of his life he was chairman and managing director of the firm.

Mr. Naylor was elected a Member of the Institution in 1926. He was also a Past-President of the Institution of Heating and Ventilating Engineers, of which he was one of the original members.

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