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Thomas Daniels (1841-1900) of Nasmyth, Wilson and Co.

1871 Foreman at Sharp, Stewart and Co

1883 Became works manager at Nasmyth, Wilson and Co

Died 1900.[1]


1900 Obituary [2]

THOMAS DANIELS was born at Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire, on 8th August 1841.

He served his apprenticeship from 1857 to 1862 in the locomotive works of the London and North Western Railway at Wolverton, commencing under the superintendence of Mr. J. E. McConnell and finishing under Mr. John Ramsbottom, Past-President.

He next gained further experience in Glasgow, and at the Great Northern Railway Works, Doncaster, and also at Earle's marine-engine works, Hull.

From there he went in 1865 to the Worcester Engine Works, where he was made foreman of the machine shops.

In 1871 he was appointed foreman of the erecting shops at Messrs. Sharp, Stewart, and Co.'s works, Manchester; and in 1883 he became works manager to Messrs. Nasmyth, Wilson and Co., Patricroft, a post which he retained to the last. For the past four years he was also a director of the same firm.

About three months prior to his death he load an attack of influenza, and before he had entirely recovered returned to his work. In consequence a relapse ensued, and, complications arising, his death took place on 6th March 1900, at the age of fifty-eight.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1891; and was President of the Manchester Association of Engineers in 1893 and 1894.



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