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Herbert Sartoris

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Herbert Sartoris (1845-1900)

1900 Director Motor Development Corporation and Accumulator Syndicate.

1900 Obituary [1]

HERBERT SARTORIS died at Ostend on August 30, 1900. Born on November 12, 1845, he was educated at Eton, and after leaving there served his time with Messrs. Stevenson & Son, engineers, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. After his term of service he went to the Continent, and had a great deal to do with the construction of railways in the North of France and Belgium. After spending about ten years on the Continent he returned to England for a short time, and after that he went to Hungary, Egypt, and Brazil on various, railway constructions.

He was engaged at Islip Furnaces on his return, and shortly after that he and Mr. F. W. Preston took over the ironstone pits of Messrs. Wallis & Manners, near Kettering, in 1876. The present furnaces on the Rockingham Road were begun and blown-in in 1878. He was managing director with Mr. Preston since the commencement of the works.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1877.

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