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Alfred Dodman

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Alfred Dodman (1832-1908),

1832 Born at Tichwell, Norfolk, had been apprenticed to the well-known engineering firm of Clayton and Shuttleworth of Lincoln

1850 Set up his own business as Alfred Dodman and Co in King's Lynn.

1909 Obituary [1]

ALFRED DODMAN was born at Titchwell, King's Lynn, on 14th September 1833.

Having been trained as an engineer he commenced on his own account in King's Lynn, and founded the Highgate Works, where for over fifty years he carried on an extensive business in the manufacture of portable, semi-portable, and traction engines.

He specialized in engines and machinery for drainage work, and for many years he had been favoured with the local work connected with the Sandringham estate of His Majesty the King. He also supplied machinery for breweries, oil mills, sewage works, etc.

In 1888 a London branch of the firm was opened, and increasing business resulted to the firm which was converted into a company in 1897, of which he became chairman.

His death took place at his residence at Swaffham, on 13th December 1908, at the age of seventy-five.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1868.

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