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Samuel Taylor

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Samuel Taylor (1822-1871) of Taylor Brothers and Co


1872 Obituary [1]

SAMUEL TAYLOR was born on 5th August 1822 at Low Moor, and in 1834 began to obtain a knowledge of the manufacture of best Yorkshire iron by working at the Low Moor Iron Works; he afterwards entered the service of Messrs. Hood and Cooper at the Leeds Iron Works, where his elder brother James was manager.

In 1857 he joined his brothers James and George in establishing the Clarence Iron Works, Leeds, for the manufacture of best Yorkshire iron.

He died on 16th December 1871 at the age of forty-nine, having been a Member of the Institution from 1868.


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