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John Harris Edge

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John Harris Edge (c1832-1900)

1880 Iron, rope and chain manufacturer, of Coalport Works, Shifnal, stood for admission to the Iron and Steel Institute[1]


1900 Obituary [2]

JOHN HARRIS EDGE died in October 1900 at Shifnal, Shropshire, at the age of sixty-eight. He was the senior partner in the well-known firm of Edge & Sons of the Coalport Works of Shifnal, manufacturers of wire ropes, chains, brick and tile machinery.

He was the grandson of the late Mr. Benjamin Edge, who founded the business about the year 1800, and invented the fiat-link wood-keyed chain that superseded hemp ropes for winding purposes in pits before wire ropes were adopted.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1880.


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