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George G. Blackwell

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George G. Blackwell (c1842-1908) of George G. Blackwell, Sons and Co

1908 Obituary [1]

GEORGE G. BLACKWELL died on August 26, 1908, at the age of sixty-six.

He was the founder and principal of the firm of George G. Blackwell, Sons & Co., Ltd., metallurgists, miners, and manufacturers, of the Albany, Liverpool, which he established in 1869.

When he began his career with the manganese firm of W. Hayes of Liverpool and Runcorn, the principal manganese ore ground was Devonshire. Subsequently rich sources of supply were discovered abroad, and in 1879 he imported the first cargo of manganese into this country. Upwards of thirty-three years ago he perceived the value of fluorspar as a flux for smelting ores and metals, and for the manufacture of opal glass, and fostered its application for these purposes. In recognition of his services to mining in Greece, he was invested by the King of Greece with the Royal Order of the Redeemer.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1897.

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