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Jabez Attwood

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Jabez Attwood (1844-1920) of Birmingham

of Jones and Attwood of Stourbridge

1921 Obituary [1]

JABEZ ATTWOOD was born in 1844.

He served his apprenticeship with Westwood and Wright, of Dudley, from 1858 to 1864, and then went as improver to James Watt and Co., Soho, Birmingham.

Two years later he was employed at the Great Western Railway Works, Wolverhampton, and in 1876 entered into partnership with Mr. W. Jones, of Stourbridge, as heating and ventilating engineers. The partnership having been dissolved in 1886, Mr. Attwood continued at his works in Stourbridge, and was the inventor of many improvements in valves, joints, radiators, etc.

His death took place at Stourbridge, after an operation, on 1st December 1920, in his seventy-seventh year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1898.

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