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John Alfred Morris

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John Alfred Morris (1847-1929) of John S. Morris and Son

1929 Obituary [1]

JOHN ALFRED MORRIS was born in London in 1847, but had lived in Manchester and district since 1851, in which year his father established a business in that city. H

e was educated at Owens College, and in 1872 entered into partnership with his father.

He eventually became governing director of the firm, Messrs. John S. Morris (Oils), and controlled also the Empire Engineering Company (Manchester), a firm which commenced as the Empire Lubricator Company in 1883 for the manufacture of the newly-invented sight-feed lubricator.

Various other valuable patents connected with lubrication had also been manufactured and exported to all parts of the world since that time.

Mr. Morris became a Member of the Institution in 1890; his death occurred on 3rd March 1929.

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