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Isaac Smith

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Isaac Smith (1822-1869)

1858 of 36 Lancaster gate, Birmingham.[1]

1868 January 21st. Died.[2]

1869 Obituary [3]

ISAAC SMITH was born at Kidderminster on 22nd. September 1822, and was apprenticed to his uncle, Mr. Josiah Mason of Birmingham, in the manufacture of steel pens and split rings; and he continued with him until his death, which took place on 21st January 1868 at the age of forty-five, having contributed much by his perseverance and energy to the success of the works.

For several years past he had devoted a large amount of attention to the ventilation and sanitary arrangements of some extensive charitable institutions erected by Mr. Mason in the neighbourhood.

He was quick and original in the conception of scientific laws and principles, and particularly anxious to investigate all new subjects connected with science or philosophy.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1858.

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