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Benjamin Marsden

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Benjamin Marsden ( -1897)

1897 Obituary [1]

BENJAMIN MARSDEN died on January 30, 1897. He was the principal of S. Marsden & Sons, Limited, he was well known throughout the iron trade of Lancashire, and had been closely identified with the trade for nearly fifty years, the works, which were established by his father in 1845, having been practically under the control of Mr. Benjamin Marsden for the last thirty years, and under his management they have been steadily developed, until they are by far the largest works of their kind in Lancashire, giving employment to about four hundred hands, and fitted with all the most modern plant and machinery - a large portion being of their own special design and construction.

Mr. Marsden recently paid two visits to the United States in order to make himself acquainted with the best American improvements in his particular line of trade; and one special result was the introduction of oil furnaces for heating the bar iron used in the manufacture of bolts, a complete plant of which has been for some time in operation at the Manchester works, whilst the firm have also manufactured and sold a large number of these furnaces to other works in the trade.

Mr. Marsden was a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and of the Manchester Association of Engineers, and was closely identified with all the trade interests of the district.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1887.

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