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John Ball ( -c1848)
1841 John Ball of London Zinc Works, Newlock Road, 28a Martins Lane, became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
1848 Obituary 
Mr. J. Ball’s career, as a Merchant, was foreign to the views of the Institution; but he was enabled to concur with its objects, in becoming the proprietor of the extensive zinc rolling mills, at the Wenlock Basin, and by his connexion with the exportation to Poland, &c., of large quantities of machinery, for the establishment of the works of his former partner, Mr. Steinkeller, at Warsaw.