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John Bell (d.1891)

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John Bell c1831-1891) of Wishaw

1891 Obituary [1]

Report is to hand from Wishaw of the death of Mr. John Bell, who was long known over the west of Scotland as an engineer and ironfounder.

He commenced business in that town over thirty years ago, and amongst his first contracts was the laying down of two of the Wishaw blast furnaces for the Glasgow Iron Company.

Possessed of considerable inventive genius, the deceased was patentee of several useful mechanical appliances which have been largely adopted. In the early years of the mineral oil industry, he did a very large amount of ironfounding for the oil works in Linlithgowshire and adjoining counties.

He was about sixty years of age at his death.

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