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Edward Barton

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Edward Barton (c1834-1913) of Gilkes, Wilson and Co and founder of the Carnforth Ironworks

1862 Edward Barton, Engineer, Rutland Street Works, Sheffield.[1]

has son A. E. Barton, manager of the Carnforth Ironworks

1913 Obituary [2]

EDWARD BARTON died at his residence, Warton Grange, Carnforth, on October 16, 1913, in his eighty-third year. He was a native of Carlisle, and upon leaving school was articled to Mr. Bouch, engineer of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.

Later on he was appointed manager of the blast-furnaces of Gilkes, Wilson & Co., of Middlesbrough. Subsequently he undertook the construction of the West Cumberland Ironworks at Workington, and was for some years manager of that undertaking.

On leaving that position he planned and constructed the Carnforth Ironworks, with which concern he was associated as manager for fifty years.

He was an original member of the Iron and Steel Institute.

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