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Thomas Edwin Craven

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Thomas Edwin Craven (1821-1892)

1892 Obituary [1]

THOMAS EDWIN CRAVEN WAS born in Leeds on 21st December 1821, and served his apprenticeship from 1835 to 1841 at the Union Foundry, Leeds, under Messrs. Hay, Walton and Hobson, at fitting and turning for machinery and tools.

From 1844 to 1856 he was engaged by Messrs. Smith, Beacock and Tannett, at the Victoria Foundry, Leeds, in designing and preparing drawings of engineers' tools.

From 1856 to 1874 he was chief draughtsman with Messrs. Greenwood and Batley, Albion Works, Leeds, where he not only designed, but also acted as examiner of engineers' tools, and special tools for the manufacture of ordnance, small-arms, cartridges, &c.

From 1875 he practised as a consulting engineer &c. in Leeds to the time of his death, which occurred at his residence on 26th June 1892, in the seventy-first year of his age.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1890.

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