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Bartholomew Richmond Rowland

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Bartholomew Richmond Rowland (1857-1908) of B. R. Rowland and Co

1909 Obituary [1]

BARTHOLOMEW RICHMOND ROWLAND was born at Bristol on 1st August 1857.

He served an apprenticeship of five years with the Avonside Engine Co., Bristol, and on its termination in 1879 became a draughtsman at the Hydraulic Engineering Co., Chester.

In the next year he entered the drawing-office of Messrs. Fowler and Co., Leeds, and later on was engaged by Messrs. Robey and Co., Lincoln, in the same capacity.

In 1890 he became managing director of Messrs. Luke and Spencer, of Ardwick, Broadheath, Manchester, which position he held until 1899.

He then formed the Company of B. R. Rowland and Co., of Reddish, Stockport, for the manufacture of water-tube boilers and emery wheels, in which he held the position of managing director until his death, which took place at his residence at Altrincham on 12th August 1908, at the age of fifty-one.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1891.

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