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William Shaw (c1826-1896)
of Stanners Closes Steel Works, Wolsingham, near Darlington.
1896 Obituary 
WILLIAM SHAW died on June 29, 1896, at the age of seventy years. He was one of the pioneers of the introduction of steel castings, and established a considerable business in them.
He was for many years manager of Attwood's Steel-works, Wolsingham, where he practically worked out the Attwood process of steel-making. Some ten years ago he became connected with the Cast Steel Foundry at Middlesbrough, and shortly afterwards started the Wellington Cast Steel Foundry there, which he worked very successfully, executing considerable orders in his speciality for the Admiralty. He was a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1872.