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John Piggin Fearfield

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John Piggin Fearfield (1850-1892)

of Lace Machine Works, Stapleford, near Nottingham.

1892 Obituary [1]

JOHN PIGGIN FEARFIELD was born at Stapleford, near Nottingham, on 23rd June 1850, and was educated at Manchester, at Belper, and in Germany.

With a view to engaging in engineering business he received some practical training in a large engineering establishment in Manchester; but returned to Stapleford to assist in his father's lace-making business.

On his father's death at the end of 1884, he succeeded to the business, and so improved it by his energy as to render it now one of the largest warp-lace manufactories in the world.

He also fulfilled the duties of many local positions of responsibility and influence.

His death took place from heart disease on lot February 1892, in the forty-second year of his age.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1884.

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