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Edward Scott

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Edward Scott (1830-1872)

1865 Edward Scott, Merchant, 10 Tib Lane, Cross Street, Manchester.[1]

1872 September 24th. Died.

1873 Obituary [2]

EDWARD SCOTT was born at Manchester on 19th February 1830, and served his apprenticeship as a draughtsman and engineer with the firm of Messrs. Sharp Brothers, Atlas Works, Manchester, under Mr. Charles F. Beyer.

After having been engaged for about two years in the locomotive department of the Eastern Counties Railway at Stratford, he had the management for about four years of the drawing office and erecting shops of Messrs. William Bland and Sons, Union Foundry, Bury, Lancashire, and then went to take charge of the engines and machinery at two collieries in Westphalia.

On his father's death in 1859 he returned to Manchester to join his brother in the firm of Messrs. James Scott and Son, engineers and exporters of machinery, in which he took an active part.

Subsequently he commenced business on his own account as an engineer, and after being so engaged for about two years he died on 24th September 1872 in the forty-third year of his age.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1865.

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