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Charles Campbell (1868-1908)

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Charles Campbell (1868-1908)


1908 Obituary [1]

CHARLES CAMPBELL died suddenly on October 29, 1908, at Newcastle-on-Tyne, at the age of forty. He started his career as a boy in the test-house of Bolckow, Vaughan & Co.'s Eston Steelworks in 1886, and after seven years' service he was appointed steelworks manager, a position which he retained for another seven years.

Leaving Eston, he went to the Weardale Steel, Coal and Coke Co. as assistant works manager. At the end of a year he had control of the company's blast-furnaces, steel-melting shop, forge, plate, and bar-mills and foundry, as works manager.

Owing to the closing of these works, he then undertook to build and afterwards manage the Bengal Iron and Steel Co.'s steelworks in India. Unfortunately, four years later these works were also closed, and upon his return to this country he took up the management of the Lumley Rolling-mills at West Hartlepool.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1901.


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