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Thomas Bernard Hall

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Thomas Bernard Hall (c1841-1928)

of the Patent Nut and Bolt Works

c.1900 perhaps established consultancy T. Bernard Hall and Jones in Birmingham?

1928 Obituary [1]

THOMAS BERNARD HALL was the founder of the Prize Fund bearing his name, having given to the Institution in 1917 the sum of £500, the income from which is devoted to the award of biennial prizes to the Authors of Papers published in the Proceedings of the Institution or to assist the researches of the Institution.

Mr. Bernard Hall had been a Member of the Institution since 1874 and was 87 years of age at the time of his death on 2nd January 1928. He was a well-known consulting engineer in Birmingham for many years, having commenced to practise in 1891 he retired in 1920.

His business career commenced in 1855, when, on leaving King Edward's Grammar School, he entered the office of Mr. Sinclair, architect.

Two years afterwards he joined Messrs. May and Mountain of Birmingham, and in 1873 he became engineer to The Patent Nut and Bolt Company of Smethwick.

In 1887 Mr. Hall went to India to superintend the large contracts carried out by Messrs. Walsh, Lovett, and Company in connexion with the waterworks at Bombay and elsewhere.

Reasons of health necessitated his return to England in 1890, but he continued to inspect the machinery in connexion with these contracts prior to its dispatch to India, until his retirement.

Mr. Bernard Hall was also a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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