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George Bell

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George Bell (1808-1870)


1871 Obituary [1]

GEORGE BELL was born in 1808, and served his time with Messrs. Fairbairn and Lilley in Manchester; he afterwards worked at Messrs. Fawcett's in Liverpool, and left them in 1838 to take the position of foreman over the millwrights at the Soho Iron Works, Bolton, belonging to Messrs. Benjamin Hick and Son.

This office he filled with such ability and success that about two years ago he was admitted into partnership by the firm; and he continued to occupy that position up to the time of his death, which took place on the 26th November 1870, when both he and his wife were killed in the lamentable railway accident at Harrow.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1867.


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