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Henry Fownes ( -1904)


1904 Obituary [1]



1904 Obituary [2]

HENRY FOWNES died in Jarrow in August 1904. He was the founder and managing director of the Fownes Forge and Engineering Company, Limited.

He was born in Liverpool, and was well known in shipping and engineering circles. He was for many years associated with John Spencer & Sons, Ltd., Newburn-on-Tyne.

About six years before his death he started the St. Bede's works, East Jarrow, of which he was managing director. He was a member of the North-East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1884.


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