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David Law (1816-1869)

1860 David Law, Phoenix Iron Works, Glasgow.[1]

1869 June 26th. Died.


1870 Obituary [2]

DAVID LAW was born in 1816 at Kilsyth near Glasgow, and in 1838 became counting-house manager with Messrs. Thomas Edington and Sons, Phoenix Iron Works, Glasgow, by whom he was taken into partnership in 1844; and on the decease of the last surviving partner in 1857 he became sole proprietor of the works.

At his suggestion the firm entered upon the making of cast-iron pipes, in 9 the manufacture of which he introduced several ingenious and successful mechanical appliances; and very extensive works were erected for the purpose, from which were furnished the cast-iron pipes for many of the extensive undertakings for supplying large towns with water and with gas, including the Loch Katrine Water Works of Glasgow, the Gas Works and Water Works of St. Petersburg, and the Corporation Water Works of Dublin.

He died on 26th June 1869 at the age of fifty-three. He became a Member of the Institution in 1860.


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