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William Stringer

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William Stringer (1852-1893)

1893 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM STRINGER was born at Blacklion, County Carlow, Ireland, in 1852.

At the age of sixteen he entered the service of Messrs. E. Shackleton and Sons, millers, Carlow, to whom afterwards he was apprenticed.

In 1878 he had complete charge of the mill; and during the substitution in 1880 of roller milling machinery in place of millstones by Mr. Henry Simon of Manchester, he made various suggestions which were found to be of practical use.

In 1881 he entered Mr. Simon's service, and ultimately became head of one of the departments.

Besides being a thorough miller, he had a mechanical bent, which, united with great care in detail, enabled him to grasp clearly in every part the construction and working of the largest mill.

His death took place after a brief illness at Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, on 5th November 1893, at the age of forty-one.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1891.

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