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Philip William Flower

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Philip William Flower c1839-1892) of Leach, Flower and Co


1892 Obituary [1]

PHILIP WILLIAM FLOWER, J.P., who died on March 26, 1892, at his residence, Baglan Lodge, near Briton Ferry, in his fifty-fourth year, was well known as a tinplate manufacturer, leaving, in conjunction with Mr. Leach and others, built the Melyn Works in South Wales about twenty-seven years ago, and having acted as the managing partner of that establishment since its commencement.

The firm, which was known as Leach, Flower & Co., were among the first to introduce into Wales the printing and decorating of tinplates.

Mr. Flower was, before building the Melyn Tinworks, a managing partner of the Margam Tinplate Co. He was, besides, a managing partner of the Copperminers' Tinplate Works at Cwmavon, and was for some years Chairman of the Tinplate Association. He was considered an authority on tinplate manufacturing, leaving been the author of several books and pamphlets on the subject.

Deceased was the second son of Mr. John Wickham Flower, Park Hall, Croydon, and went to Wales in 1859. He became a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1880, and in 1886 he contributed a paper to the "Proceedings" on the "Origin and Progress of the Manufacture of Tinplates," which showed that he possessed a considerable literary vein.


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