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John Henry Storey

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1868. Apparatus for Laying Gas and Water Mains.

John Henry Storey (1830-1883) of Isaac Storey and Sons

1830 Born the son of Isaac Storey and his wife Eliza Winder.

1863 John Henry Storey, of Knott Mill Brass and Copper Works, Little Peter Street, Manchester, became a Member of I Mech E[1] (the works of Isaac Storey and Sons)

1868 Apparatus for laying gas and water water mains, designed and patented by Thomas Rafferty and John Henry Storey, described and illustrated. See illustration. [2]

c.1871 Offered Ashton's Steam power meter and indicator.

1871 Ashton and Storey's Continuous Indicator and Steam-power Meter[3] was presented at the April meeting of I Mech E held in Birmingham.

1874 Took on the running of the business with his brother Isaac when his father retired

1883 February. Died.[4]


1884 Obituary [5]

JOHN HENRY STOREY was born in Manchester in December 1830.

At the age of thirteen he commenced work under his father at the Knott Mill Brass and Copper Works, Little Peter Street, Manchester; and after gaining a practical knowledge of the business, early took the principal part in the management, which position he retained until two years ago, when he was obliged to retire on account of ill-health.

His death took place in Manchester on 16th February 1883, at the age of fifty-two.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1863; and in 1871 read a paper on a steam-power meter and continuous indicator, with which he was connected.


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