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Benjamin M. Renton

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Benjamin M. Renton (c1842-1929)

1929 Obituary [1]

BENJAMIN M. RENTON died in his eighty-eighth year on February 7, 1929.

On leaving school, he was apprenticed to Messrs. Bedford, Bury & Co., steel manufacturers, now Burys & Co., of Sheffield.

At an early age he commenced operations on his own account, and built up a successful iron and steel merchant's business. He also took up the manufacturing side, and was one of the first in Sheffield to make automobile forgings. He retired during the war.

Mr. Renton's connection with the Iron and Steel Institute extended to over fifty years, for he was elected to membership in 1878.

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