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Percy Dobson Kirkman

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Percy Dobson Kirkman (1883- )

1922 A.M.I.Mech.E., Steam Plant Engineer and Fuel Economy Expert, c/o United Engineering Co., Singapore. b. 1883. Ed. Winnington Park School, Northwich, Cheshire. Organized Science School, Manchester, Salford Royal Technical) Institute. Apprenticeship with W. E. Bates and Sons, engineers, Northwich, and J. C. Clarke and Co., engineers, Manchester. Draughtsman to Hick Hargreaves and Co., Ltd., engineers, Bolton; with the Calico Printers Association, Ltd., Oxford Street, Manchester, in the capacity of Draughtsman, Assistant to Steam-testing Engineer, Chief Technical and Testing Engineer for steam plants, Coal Buyer to the Association (total quantity bought and controlled is approximately 400,000 tons per year), Chief Steam Engineer to the Association, with approximately forty works. to handle. Member of the Engineers' Club, Manchester. War Services.—Senior in Technical Coal Economy Campaign for the Board of Trade Coal Mines Department in war period, and expert on fuel economy in industrial works throughout Great Britain.

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