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Charles Edward Darby

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Charles Edward Darby (1822-1884)

1822 Born in Madeley, son of Richard Darby[1]

1851 Ironmaster, of Coalbrookdale[2]

1864 Charles E. Darby, Brymbo Iron Works, near Wrexham.[3]

1884 May 28th. Died.[4]

1884 Obituary [5]

CHARLES EDWARD DARBY was born at Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, in March 1822, and died at Brymbo near Wrexham on 28th May 1884, at the age of sixty-two.

He went to Brymbo in 1846, and for about thirty-five years from that date was managing partner of the Brymbo Iron Works.

His chief researches were in the way of utilising the waste gas from blast-furnaces; and his mode of taking off the gas was considerably adopted at the time (see Proceedings 1860, page 254). He was also largely interested in various collieries and lime-works in the district.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1864.

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