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Daniel Longworth

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Daniel Longworth (1846-1913)

of Carnac Iron Works, Bombay.


1913 Obituary [1]

DANIEL LONGWORTH was born at Belfast on 21st October 1846.

Having been trained as an engineer, he went to India as manager for Messrs. Fraser, Miller and Co., of Bombay, and in 1883 he joined Messrs. Finlay, Muir and Co., who then took the Carnac Iron Works. He occupied the post of manager until 1885, when he purchased the works and became sole proprietor.

In 1889 he decided to retire to England, and sold the works to Messrs. Allcock, Ashdown and Co.

He remained in England for a period of eleven years, when, owing to financial losses, he was compelled to augment his income, and accepted the position offered to him of assistant secretary and manager to Messrs. Allcock, Ashdown and Co., of Bombay.

In 1910, on the retirement of Mr. Hepworth, he was appointed director and senior secretary and manager of the Company, which positions he held until his death.

Among the inventions he brought out may be mentioned that of a power-hammer, on which he contributed a Paper to this Institution; and later improvements in it were described in a Paper by Mr. Ernest Samuelson.

His death took place in Bombay on 17th January 1913, at the age of sixty-six.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1880.



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