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Josiah J. Richards

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Josiah J. Richards ( -1894)

1894 Obituary [1]

JOSIAH J. RICHARDS, who died on May 19, 1894, filled for seventeen years past the responsible position of manager of the Bessemer and open-hearth departments of the Atlas Works at Sheffield.

He began his career at the Ebbw Vale Steelworks, and was subsequently successful in developing the manufacture of Bessemer steel at the Dowlais Works.

He afterwards held for about seven years the position of manager at Ebbw Vale Steelworks, and in 1877 he was appointed manager of the Bessemer department of Messrs. John Brown & Co.

He was one of the original members of the Iron and Steel Institute.

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