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William Myers (1864-1925)

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Professor William Myers (c1864-1925) of Manchester College of Technology

Also director of Bolton Foundry Co

1925 Died age 61

1925 Obituary [1]

THE death occurred very suddenly on Monday last of Professor William Myers, M.Sc. Tech., of the Manchester College of Technology.

Professor Myers was formerly and for many years Director of Weaving in the College, having joined the staff in 1892, and was recently appointed to the Chair of Textile Technology, in succession to Professor F. P. Slater, who resigned.

Professor Myers was very widely known and highly respected in the textile world. He had a long experience of the teaching of textile subjects, for prior to going to Manchester he held appointments at the Bolton and Darwen technical schools.

Before taking up the teaching profession he had a varied and practical experience in the Lancashire textile indnstry.

To Professor Myers can be attributed very largely the responsibility for the development of the textile department in this College. which has been freely copied by other educational authorities. His intimate knowledge of the industry and of the mechanical Equipment which this involves brought him into close contact with textile engineers.

He was also a director of the Bolton Foundry Company, and played a very prominent part in the formation of the Society of Textile Industries.

There was something exceptional in the sympathetic understanding of the needs of his students which fitted him for the teaching profession. He had a frank and genial personality, which made him persona grata with everybody with whom he came into contact.

He was the author of works on Textile Testing and Costing, and a City and Guilds Medallist in Cotton Weaving and Woollen and Worsted Manufacture.

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