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Henry William Jones

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Henry William Jones(c1885-1934)

1934 Obituary [1]

HENRY WILLIAM JONES had been for the last four years engineer in charge of the metering installation of the North West of England and North Wales section of the national "grid" scheme.

He was born in London and received his technical education at Finsbury Technical College from 1899 to 1902, when he became apprenticed to the Fuller Wenstrom Electrical Motor Company.

In 1904 he joined the British Thomson-Houston Company at Rugby and was engaged in the testing of meters and circuit breakers. Two years later he was appointed inspector in the instrument department of the British Westinghouse Company at Manchester.

He became in 1908 superintendent of the testing department of the South Wales Electric Power Company, and remained with that firm until 1921, when he was appointed chief assistant engineer to Messrs. Johnson and Phillips for the electrification of the oil-refining plant of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company's wells at Abadan, Persia.

He returned to this country in 1923 and spent five years as a sales engineer to Messrs. Measurement, until his appointment as manager of the works of that firm at Dobcross, near Oldham.

Mr. Jones was elected to Associate Membership of the Institution in 1929, and was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

He died on 14th January 1934, in his fiftieth year.

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