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James Thomas (c1850-1926) manager of the Dowlais-Cardiff Steel Works
c1850 Born in Pembrokeshire
1897 Manager of Dowlais-Cardiff Steel Works
1926 8th July. Died at his home in Cardiff.
Mr James Thomas, who was the manager of the Dowlais-Cardiff Steel Works from 1897 until his retirement in 1920, died at his home in Cardiff on the 8th inst., at the age of seventy-six years. Mr Thomas who was a native of Pembrokeshire, obtained his early experience of the steel trade at Landore, after which he want to the Newton Steel Works at Glasgow. Just over fifty yeas ago he returned to South Wales and assisted the late Mr Isaac Butler to start the Pantag Steelworks. Subsequently he returned to Glasgow as the manager of a steelworks there, and was the first man to undertake steel casting at Barrow-in-Furness, while in later years he was largely responsible for the success which was achieved by the steel department at the Dowlais-Cardiff Works during the years that he was manager.