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Daniel Horsnell

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Daniel Horsnell (1844-1904)

1904 Obituary [1]

DANIEL HORSNELL was born in Marylebone, London, on 10th January 1844.

He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. H. Clayton and Co., Atlas Works, Harrow Road, London, from 1858 to 1864, and remained with them three years afterwards.

He was next engaged as draughtsman with Messrs. Paine, Slaughter and Amor from 1867 to 1869, and from the latter date until 1872 he filled the capacity of engineer to the Skidmore Art Company in Coventry.

In 1872 he accepted an engagement under Mr. J. R. Eaton to pump out some collieries in Bohemia, which he successfully carried through, remaining there as colliery manager until 1874.

From that date until 1880 he acted as manager for Mr. Henry Sykes, of Bankside, London, when he was appointed London engineer to Messrs. Marshall, Sons and Co., of Gainsborough and London.

His death took place in London on 13th October 1904, in his sixty-first year.

He became a member of this Institution in 1892.

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