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Stephen Moss Holden

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Stephen Moss Holden (1883-1931)

1931 Obituary [1]

STEPHEN MOSS HOLDEN was chief engineer to Messrs. Schill Brothers of Manchester.

He was born at Accrington in 1883, and after serving his apprenticeship with Messrs. Lang Bridge in that town, he was employed by various firms as a draughtsman.

He was sent to Valparaiso in 1905 for Messrs. Balfour Lyon and Company of London, and in 1910 was draughtsman to Messrs. Hadfields of Sheffield, his work being connected with stone-crushing machinery.

He became in 1911 assistant manager to Mr. H. R. Marsden of Soho Works, Leeds, and in 1912 went out again to Valparaiso for Messrs. S. Pearson and Son, and was engaged on the Valparaiso port works.

In 1915 he returned to England and became draughtsman in the steam-turbine office of the British Thomson-Houston Company.

Two years later he was engaged by Messrs. Enthoven of London, and in 1921 he was occupied on the design and lay-out of new machinery for the British Celanese Company of Spondon.

Mr. Holden became an Associate Member of the Institution in 1914.

His death occurred on 22nd August 1931.

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