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Edward Crowe

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1869. Furnace Boilers at the Teeside Ironworks.

Edward Crowe (1829-1873) of Stockton-on-Tees

1864 Edward Crowe, Engineer, Tees Side Iron Works, Middlesbrough.[1]

1873 December 20th. Died.[2]

1874 Obituary [3]

EDWARD CROWE was born on 14th January 1829 at Boulogne, and after studying in the engineering department of King's College, London, was engaged under the late Sir William Cubitt upon the Great Northern Railway.

In 1849 he entered the works of Messrs. R. and W. Hawthorn, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and in 1852 was engaged in the workshops of the Great Northern Railway at Boston, and afterwards in the drawing office of the Eastern Counties Railway at Stratford.

During 1854 and 1855 he was in the works of Messrs. Fox, Henderson and Co. at Smethwick, and Messrs. Cochrane and Co. at Woodside.

In 1856 he succeeded Mr. John Head as Engineer to the Warsaw Water Works, where he remained till 1862, and then returned to England.

In 1864 he became the Engineer to the Tees Side Iron Works, Middlesbrough, of Messrs. Hopkins, Gilkes and Co., with whom he remained until his death, which took place on 20th December 1873 after a short illness, in the forty-fifth year of his age.

During the past two years be had been busily engaged in striving to overcome the difficulties of mechanical puddling.

He was also concerned in the establishment in 1870 of the Imperial Iron Works, Middlesbrough, of Messrs. Jackson, Gill and Co., in which he became a partner.

He was a Member of this Institution from 1864.

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