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Robert Page Dorman

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Robert Page Dorman (1856-1898) of R. P. Dorman and Co

1856 Born in Ashford, Kent[1], son of Charles and Emma Dorman

1891 Arthur C Dorman 16, George L Dorman 10, Arthur J. Dorman 9, Robert P Dorman 35, iron manufacturer, Annabella F Dorman 40, were living at Rushford Hall, Skelton, Yorks[2]

1898 Died in Southampton[3]

1898 Obituary [4]

ROBERT PAGE DORMAN died in October 1898, at Middlesbrough, at the age of forty-two. Some years ago he acquired the Ayrton Rolling Mills, Middlesbrough, and converted them into galvanising and corrugating works.

As the head of the firm of R. P. Dorman & Co. he built up a very successful trade in the products of these works, which are at present the only works in the Cleveland district where galvanised and corrugated sheets are made. The output is about 200 tons of sheets a week, most of which are sent to India, Australia, and China.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1894.

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