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Thomas Henry Robinson

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Thomas Henry Robinson (1876-1941)

1942 Obituary [1]

THOMAS HENRY ROBINSON was an inspecting engineer for practically the whole of his professional career, and had a wide experience in testing cast iron pipes, steel, copper and brass tubes, steel plates, and constructional work.

He was born in 1876 and served his apprenticeship from 1892 to 1897, with Messrs. Hathorn, Davey and Company at the Sun Foundry, Leeds, and during the same period he attended evening classes at the Yorkshire College. He was then sent to Birmingham by Messrs. Hathorn to assist in the erection of the enlarged installation of pumping engines for the Warwick and Birmingham Canal Company. From 1898 until 1900 he was with the Widnes Foundry Company for whom, among other work, he took charge of the erection of tanks and plant at Manchester for the Liverpool Storage Company, Ltd., and the building of a new tobacco warehouse for the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. He also undertook the inspection of cast iron segments for lining the tunnels of the London tube railways.

Mr. Robinson, whose death occurred on 17th August 1941, was an Associate Member of the Institution for thirty-eight years, having been elected in 1903. During the war of 1914-18, he was attached to the Ministry of Munitions and was also engaged in the testing of aeroplane wire for the French Government.

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