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Richard Smith-Casson

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Richard Smith-Casson (c1839-1907)

c.1839 Born in Talysam, Caernarfonshire, Wales

1871 Iron works agent, living in Dudley with his wife Mary Smith Casson 30[1]

1871 Head manager of the Earl of Dudley's Round Oak Ironworks at Dudley[2]

1891 Managing director of iron and steel works, living in Dudley (born 1834)[3]

1908 Obituary [4]

RICHARD SMITH-CASSON died at his residence, Roseville, Paignton, South Devon, on December 12, 1907, at the age of sixty-eight. For many years he was associated with the Round Oak Ironworks at Brierley Hill.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1877, and resigned in 1900. He contributed to the Journal a paper in 1884 on gas puddling and heating furnaces, with special reference to the Casson-Bicheroux system, and in 1895 one on small cast steel ingots.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  2. The Engineer 1871/09/22
  3. 1891 census
  4. 1908 Iron and Steel Institute: Obituaries