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Thomas Hunter Murray

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Thomas Hunter Murray (1824-1878)

1858 of Engine Works, Chester-le-Street.[1]


1879 Obituary [2]

THOMAS HUNTER MURRAY was born on 2nd November 1824 at Chester-le-Street, in the county of Durham, where his father, William Murray, and uncle, Thomas Murray, were in partnership as engineers.

His father dying in 1836, his early training was under his uncle, who died in 1860; after which he became head of the firm of Thomas Murray and Co., who have manufactured some of the largest engines for colliery use in England and also in Prussia. His double-lever winding engines are well known throughout the counties of Durham and Northumberland, and in the coal districts generally.

This business he continued up to the time of his death, which occurred on 13th July 1878, in the fifty-fourth year of his ago.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1858.


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