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William Hallowell

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William Hallowell (1868-1931)


1931 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM HALLOWELL had been for the past thirteen years a consulting engineer and engineering representative for Lancashire and Yorkshire of Messrs. Leys Malleable Castings Company and the Ewart Chainbelt Company of Derby, and the Davenport Engineering Company of Bradford.

He was born in 1868 and served his apprenticeship at the Elswick works of Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Company.

After obtaining further experience with Messrs. Henry Watson and Company and Parsons and Company and other firms on the Tyne, he joined Messrs. Tangyes of Birmingham as pump and hydraulic designer.

Later he became manager and technical designer to Messrs. Isaac Storey and Sons of Manchester, and designed and patented the " Storey and Hallowell " direct-acting steam-pumps.

In 1913 he commenced to practise as a consulting engineer.

During the War he served on the Manchester area Engineering Board of the Ministry of Munitions, and rendered considerable service in the production of " explosive containers."

Mr. Hallowell died on 4th April 1931.

He became an Associate Member of the Institution in 1913.


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