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Thomas Tucker

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Thomas Tucker (1849-1891)


1891 Obituary [1]

THOMAS TUCKER was born at Gateshead on 31st March 1849.

On the death of his father in 1872, he succeeded to the management of the Turk's Head Brewery, Gateshead, which had been established by his grandfather in 1845; and though only a youth he carried on the business successfully and greatly improved it.

He is believed to have been the first to adopt copper as the sole material for the utensils required in brewing, so that the beer should never touch wood until it reached the cask. He was connected with several of the local institutions, and was a member of the Town Council for some time.

His death took place on 7th January 1891, at the age of forty-one.

He became an Associate of this Institution in 1888.


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