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James Salkeld Robinson

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John Salkeld Robinson (1849-1892) of Thomas Robinson and Son, Railway Works, Rochdale.

1892 Obituary [1]

JAMES SALKELD ROBINSON was born at Rochdale on 1st February 1849, being the eldest son of the late John Robinson (Proceedings 1878, page 13), and grandson of the founder of the firm of Messrs. Thomas Robinson and Son, makers of wood-working machinery.

At an early age he entered his father's business, and by a long course of practical training gained a thorough knowledge of the construction and working of the special class of machinery there made, and was associated with the introduction of the many improvements in woodworking machines which have been brought out by his firm.

On the conversion of the business in 1880 into a private company, he became chairman, having with him on the board of direction his three younger brothers.

In 1882 he was placed on the commission of the peace for the county of Lancaster.

His death took place at Rochdale on 14th July 1892, at the age of forty-three.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1876.

1892 Obituary [2]

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