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Samuel Baker

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Samuel Baker (1822-1881)

1854 Commenced in business

1861 Advertisement. Samuel Baker, engineer and boiler maker, 22 Oil street, Liverpool.[1]

1866 Samuel Baker of 22 Oil Street, Liverpool.[2]

1881 December 19th. Died.

1882 Sale of business. 'For Sale by Private Treaty, as a going concern, the old-established BOILER AND ENGINEERING WORKS, carried on for 40 years by the late Samuel Baker, at Oil-street Liverpool. The plant, tools, and stock are in good order, and a purchaser can receive immediate possession.'[3]

1882 Obituary [4]

SAMUEL BAKER was born at Pudsey, near Leeds, in 1822.

He came to Liverpool in 1842, and worked as a journeyman engineer, principally with the late firm of Mather and Dicksons, and with Messrs. Fawcett Preston and Co. By the latter he was appointed chief engineer of the steamer 'Nile,' which he took out in 1848 Egypt, and there entered the service of the Pasha of Egypt.

In 1854 he returned to Liverpool, and commenced business as engineer in Oil Street; this business he carried on until his death, which took place at Bootle on 19th December 1881.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1868.

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Sources of Information

  1. Liverpool Mercury - Saturday 11 May 1861
  2. 1866 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  3. Liverpool Mercury - Thursday 12 January 1882
  4. 1882 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries