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John Turney

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Sir John Turney ( -1927) of Turney Brothers

1927 Obituary [1]

Sir JOHN TURNEY was for many years concerned with the manufacture of leather, having founded the Trent Bridge leather works of Messrs. Turney Brothers at Nottingham in 1861.

He served a seven years' apprenticeship in engineering works in Nottingham and was subsequently a draughtsman in an engineer's office until he entered into partnership with his brother. He took out a number of patents for improvements in leather machinery.

Sir John took a prominent part in the public life of his native city, and was twice Mayor of Nottingham.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1876, and his death occurred on 17th March 1927.

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