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John Lees (1827-1861)

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John Lees (1827-1861) of H. Lees and Sons

1857 of Park Bridge Iron Works, Ashton-under-Lyne.[1] - H. Lees and Sons

1862 Obituary [2]

JOHN LEES was born at Park Bridge in 1827, and as the active member for ten years in the firm of Messrs. H. Lees and Sons, of Park Bridge Iron Works, Ashton-under-Lyne, was engaged principally in roller making for the use of the cotton spinning districts, in which he introduced several improvements in machines for the manufacture of rollers, &c.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1857, and died on 8 October 1861, after a short illness, at the age of thirty-four.

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