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Henry Collinson

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Henry Collinson (1887-1947)

1949 Obituary [1]

"HARRY COLLINSON, who was born at Hull in 1887, retained a connection with his native city during the whole of his life time. He received his education at Hull Technical College, and served an apprenticeship from 1905 to 1910 with Messrs. Earle's Shipping and Engineering Company, Ltd. The next four years he spent at sea as a marine engineer and during this period he obtained his extra First-Class Board of Trade Certificate. Returning to Messrs. Earle's works in 1915 as a draughtsman, he was made manager of the shell shop a year later. In 1919 he was appointed senior draughtsman and designer, retaining this position until the firm closed down in 1931. He returned to active life in 1939 after a period of retirement, and had in recent years been engaged as chief draughtsman to Messrs. Stewart and Craig, Ltd., of Hull, up to the time of his death, which occurred suddenly on 9th October 1947. Mr. Collinson had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1921."

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