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John Kershaw Hill (1859-1924)
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Engineer and Manager, [[West Surrey Waterworks]], High Street, Walton-on-Thames.  
 
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'''1924 Obituary <ref> [[1924 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries]] </ref>
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JOHN KERSHAW HILL was born in 1859.
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He served his apprenticeship with [[James Simpson and Co|Messrs. James Simpson and Co., Ltd.]], and on its completion, in 1886, he was appointed engineer and manager to the [[West Surrey Water Co|West Surrey Water Co.]], at whose pumping station at Walton-on-Thames the first high-duty Worthington pumping engine constructed in England was installed.
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From 1889 onwards he designed and supervised the construction of large reservoirs, filter-beds, engine houses, etc., in addition to the usual pipe-laying, maintenance, and improvements on the works.
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He invented a water-meter of the semi-positive type in 1893, of which several hundreds have been manufactured.
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His death took place at Walton-on-Thames on 26th February 1924, at the age of sixty-five.
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He became a Graduate of this Institution in 1883, and a Member in 1894.
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Revision as of 18:48, 24 January 2014

John Kershaw Hill (1859-1924)

Engineer and Manager, West Surrey Waterworks, High Street, Walton-on-Thames.


1924 Obituary [1]

JOHN KERSHAW HILL was born in 1859.

He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. James Simpson and Co., Ltd., and on its completion, in 1886, he was appointed engineer and manager to the West Surrey Water Co., at whose pumping station at Walton-on-Thames the first high-duty Worthington pumping engine constructed in England was installed.

From 1889 onwards he designed and supervised the construction of large reservoirs, filter-beds, engine houses, etc., in addition to the usual pipe-laying, maintenance, and improvements on the works.

He invented a water-meter of the semi-positive type in 1893, of which several hundreds have been manufactured.

His death took place at Walton-on-Thames on 26th February 1924, at the age of sixty-five.

He became a Graduate of this Institution in 1883, and a Member in 1894.



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