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Wallace Sunderland

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Wallace Sunderland (1867-1940)

1941 Obituary [1]

WALLACE SUNDERLAND was born in 1867, and received his education at the Halifax and Dewsbury Technical Schools. He served his apprenticeship in his father's works from 1882 to 1885. His first appointments were as assistant engineer to the Greenhill Dye Works, Halifax, from 1886 to 1889, after which he occupied a similar position at the Trafalgar Works. He was boiler inspector to the Yorkshire Boiler Insurance Company, Bradford, until he joined the chemical works of Messrs. Pickles, Smithson, and Pickles as chief engineer in 1896.

He then returned to the Greenhill mills as chief engineer and later took up an appointment with Messrs. E. Green and Son, Phoenix Works, Wakefield, for whom he took charge of the steam, hydraulic, and compressed air plant. Mr. Sunderland represented the firm of Messrs. S. Redfern and Company, asbestos and india-rubber manufacturers, of Manchester, from 1904 until his death, which occurred on 7th July 1940. Mr. Sunderland was especially interested in steam and hydraulic packings; in addition he patented a special tap for use with viscous liquids.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1903.

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