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James Scarlett (1821-1905)
1906 Obituary 
JAMES SCARLETT was born at Methley, Yorkshire, on 26th January 1821.
He commenced his engineering career, at the age of fourteen, with the late Mr. Edward Green, of Wakefield, engineer and millwright, and was closely associated with him in the introduction of the Green fuel economiser. He represented the firm and had charge of their exhibits at the great Exhibition of 1851.
On the conversion of the business into a private company in 1891, he was appointed a director, being head of the commercial department where he was brought prominently into contact with many of the principal firms of Lancashire and Yorkshire and the Continent.
In 1899 he retired from active participation in the business.
His death took place at Bowdon, Cheshire, on 23rd September 1905, in his eighty-fifth year.
He became a Member of this Institution in 1869.