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William Henry Snow

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William Henry Snow (1879-1949)

1950 Obituary [1]

"WILLIAM HENRY SNOW, Wh.Ex., who was born in 1879, was elected a Member of the Institution in 1948. He received his technical education at the West Ham Technical College, where he gained a Whitworth Exhibition, and at the Manchester College of Technology. After serving his time at the Great Eastern Railway Works, Stratford, from 1895 to 1900, he was employed in the drawing office of the locomotive department for a further two years.

He then joined the staff of Messrs. B. and S. Massey, Manchester, as leading draughtsman, and seven years later took charge of the drawing office and design. In this capacity, and as co-patentee, Mr. Snow was associated with many improvements in the design of forging plant, especially friction lifters for drop stamps, and pneumatic power and steam hammers. He relinquished that position in 1920, and for the next seven years was engaged in business on his own account, specializing in forging and stamping.

Subsequently, he was employed as draughtsman in the design of coal cleaning plant for Messrs. Simon-Carves, Ltd., Manchester; and later he was concerned with consulting and technical journalism. In 1933 he was appointed manager to Messrs. John Cameron and Co., Eccles, pump makers and general engineers, and four years later he became managing proprietor. Mr. Snow died on 27th May 1949."

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