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Edward Edwards Hewett

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Edward Edwards Hewett (1843-1883)

Son of John Hewett

1865 Edward Edwards Hewett, Locomotive Department, Midland Railway, Derby.[1]

1884 October 6th. Died.[2]

1884 Obituary [3]

EDWARD EDWARDS HEWETT was born at Oxford on 17th July 1843, being the son of Mr. John Hewett, who was for many years secretary of Messrs. John Brown and Co., Sheffield.

After serving an apprenticeship under Mr. Matthew Kirtley in the locomotive works of the Midland Railway, Derby, he obtained an appointment under Mr. Alfred L. Sacre in the works of the Yorkshire Engine Co. near Sheffield, where he held for some time the position of assistant works manager.

In 1869 he was engaged in the steel works of Messrs. Vickers Sons and Co., Sheffield; and in 1872 he became chief assistant to Mr. R. Heber Radford, with whom he was engaged for a period of ten years.

Subsequently be commenced business on his own account as consulting engineer and patent agent in Sheffield, where his death took place on 6th October 1884, at the age of forty-one.

He became a Graduate of the Institution in 1865, and a Member in 1867.

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